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Europe 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.
G7 A look back at the Finance Track under Germany’s G7 presidency
At the end of 2022, Germany will hand over the G7 presidency to Japan. Which topics dominated the Finance Track under Germany’s G7 presidency? What did we achieve? German Finance Minister Christian Lindner answers these questions in his recap.
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 What are taxes and what are they used for?
Taxes are the state’s most important source of revenue. The state uses the money to pay for things that are in the public interest. But who decides how much we have to pay in taxes? And why are there so many different kinds of taxes? This brochure provides answers to these and other important questions relating to taxes. It shows who pays what kinds of taxes and explains key terms using …
Financial markets Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank: a recap
The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank took place on 12−14 October. The event served as a forum for in-depth discussions on the major challenges facing the global economy. In times like this, it is more important than ever for countries that abide by democracy, the rule of law, multilateralism and a rules-based international order to engage in close cooperation – …
Financial markets Christian Lindner explains what is on the agenda of the G20, IMF and World Bank meetings on 13 October
Christian Lindner provides a brief preview of the second day of the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings. The day’s talks will focus in particular on the risks facing the global economy. Lindner emphasises: we must fight inflation and ensure a reliable, affordable energy supply. Together with our partners around the globe, we will build a bridge to the post-crisis future.
Financial markets Christian Lindner comments on the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington DC
Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner is in Washington DC from 12–14 October, where he is attending various talks during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank. During his flight to the US, he provided an overview of the main topics that will be addressed at the meetings.
Financial markets Press statement by Christian Lindner prior to the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank
As the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank kick off, Finance Minister Christian Lindner discusses the main issues on the agenda. His talks with international leaders will focus in particular on global economic challenges, further financial support for Ukraine, and relief measures for heavily indebted countries.
Financial markets Implementing the Common Framework effectively: Christian Lindner discusses the international debt strategy
Many low-income countries with high debt levels are currently facing very difficult conditions. Finance Minister Christian Lindner explains initiatives that are designed to support these countries’ populations and economies while also safeguarding international financial stability.