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Ministry The Federal Ministry of Finance: A place that counts
Our ministry is one of only three federal ministries that are explicitly mentioned in Germany’s constitution. The Finance Ministry’s responsibilities are more diverse and interesting than most people might think and cover everything from budgets to customs to fighting financial crime. Keep reading to find out more about the wide variety of issues we work on and the people behind the policies.
Ministry Poster: What does the Finance Ministry do?
The Finance Ministry has a broad remit with wide-ranging tasks. We are responsible for the federal budget, tax policy, fiscal policy, international financial market issues, and much more. This poster provides a unique insight into the Finance Ministry’s work.
Ukraine Christian Lindner on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
A year ago, on 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, starting a war of aggression against the entire Ukrainian territory. As Christian Lindner stated on the occasion of this anniversary, Ukraine is fighting for the values that we hold dear. We will remain on Ukraine’s side until it prevails in this war.
Europe Launch of European Tech Champions Initiative
Finance Minister Lindner's statement on signing of the European Tech Champions Initiative: “With the ETCI, we are now filling a gap in the financing landscape and strengthening Europe's strategic autonomy.”
Europe Press statement by Christian Lindner and Bruno Le Maire
Finance Minister Christian Lindner and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire met in Paris for talks on pressing matters of fiscal policy. Prior to their meeting, they issued a joint press statement.
Europe Joint press conference on the Franco-German Economic and Financial Council
German Finance Minister Christian Lindner, his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire and German Economic Affairs Minister Robert Habeck gave press statements following the virtual Franco-German Economic and Financial Council.
taxation Implementation of the global minimum taxation – Statement Christian Lindner
Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner declared that, if necessary, Germany is ready to introduce a global minimum tax nationally, even in the absence of an EU-wide agreement. He emphasised that this is a question of tax fairness: multinational corporations too must pay their fair share to help finance public goods.
eurogroup Finance Minister Christian Lindner before the start of the Eurogroup meeting
Before the start of the Eurogroup meeting, Finance Minister Christian Lindner talked about his priorities: tackling inflation with fiscal policy measures, implementing a minimum corporate tax at national level if the EU cannot reach an agreement, and the G7’s oil price cap.
Europe Bilateral talks in Greece and Bulgaria
Finance Minister Christian Lindner travelled to Greece and Bulgaria on 14 June 2022. In Athens, he met with Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. During the talks, Lindner highlighted his great respect for Greece’s achievements in overcoming its debt crisis. You can watch the exchange between Lindner und Mitsotakis here.