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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.
Taxation Global corporate tax reform is on the way
Under the auspices of the OECD, 138 countries have reached an agreement on a fair allocation of taxing rights and a global minimum effective tax rate of 15%. This is a genuine revolution in international tax law. The global minimum tax rate will now be implemented in national law.
G20 Overview of G20 Finance Track documents
G20 decisions may not be legally binding, but they do have a strong political influence and can provide impetus for reforms on the national and multinational level. Here you can find a selection of communiqués from the G20 meetings of finance ministers and central bank governors since 2008, as well as other relevant G20 working papers (available for download in PDF format).
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.
G7 presidency International strategy to provide relief to heavily indebted countries
Heavily indebted countries in financial distress require efficient solutions that are coordinated at the international level. To this end, in 2020 the G20 adopted the Common Framework for Debt Treatments, which aims to put an effective and sustainable debt treatment scheme in place. The Common Framework makes it possible to coordinate and implement customised debt restructuring plans on a …
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.
G20 G20 meeting on international tax reform
The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors came together in Washington, D.C. on 13 October 2021 as part of the annual meeting of the IMF and World Bank Group. At this fourth meeting under Italy’s G20 presidency, discussions focused on implementing the agreed reforms to the international tax system in a timely manner, ensuring a sustainable economic recovery and enhancing international …