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europe We need to strengthen EU fiscal rules, not dilute them: Guest article by Christian Lindner in the Financial Times
Sound public finances are a prerequisite for enabling economic growth in the EU. We need to ensure that we have fiscal buffers for potential future crises.
europe Joint Statement by Christian Lindner and Bruno Le Maire
After a working meeting in Paris, Finance Minister Christian Lindner and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire have published a joint statement.
europe 2022 Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar
The next Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar (FPS) will take place in Berlin on 14-15 November 2022.
Europe Winning Paper of this year’s Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar
In October 2021, 137 countries and jurisdictions agreed to implement a major reform of the international corporate tax system, i.e., a global minimum tax of 15% on the profits of large multinational companies. The winning paper presents simulations of the revenue effects of the global minimum tax.
ECOFIN Statement by the members of the ECOFIN Council on financial support to Ukraine
At the informal ECOFIN meeting in Prague, finance ministers issued a joint statement on financial support to Ukraine.
taxation G5 statement on global minimum effective taxation
At the informal ECOFIN meeting in Prague, the finance ministers of France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany issued a joint statement on a global minimum effective level of taxation.
europe Opinion on carbon pricing by the Franco-German Council of economic experts
The Franco-German Council of economic experts was established as a permanent bilateral body by Germany and France on the basis of the Aachen Treaty. It is independent and aims to make policy recommendations on economic policy issues of common interest. The Council has prepared an opinion on “pricing of carbon in and at the border of Europe”.
europe Brexit and taxation
What are the tax implications of Brexit? Germany adopted the Tax Act Relating to Brexit (Brexit-Steuerbegleitgesetz), which was intended to prevent detrimental legal consequences occurring solely as a result of Brexit for taxpayers who have completed all essential tax-relevant actions prior to the UK’s departure from the EU.
europe Brexit and Customs
How does Brexit affect customs? The customs administration thoroughly prepared for Brexit in terms of staffing, IT-assisted customs clearance and awareness-raising among companies. The aim was to ensure that it had the resources and staffing needed to continue performing its tasks as effectively as possible post-Brexit.