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Public Finances FAQs: Spending Reviews
Our FAQs answer the most important questions about performance budgeting and spending reviews.
ukraine Exchange scheme hryvnia-to-euro to expire on 30 October 2022
The Federal Ministry of Finance and the Deutsche Bundesbank have agreed with the National Bank of Ukraine to let the hryvnia-to-euro exchange scheme expire.
ukraine Management of the task force for implementing EU sanctions appointed
The task force that has been set up by the Federal Government to implement the EU sanctions appointed its management yesterday evening at its second meeting.
europe Germany and France intend to commit €1 billion each for new European Tech Champions Initiative
Germany and France represented by Christian Lindner, Federal Minister of Finance, Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Bruno Le Maire, Minister for the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, and Cédric O, Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication, have signed, together with Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, …
europe Joint Statement on the European Payments Initiative (EPI)
by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland
Public finances Federal government and Länder support flood-hit regions
Germany’s federal cabinet today adopted a draft text proposed by the Finance Ministry and the Interior Ministry for the establishment of a special flood relief fund and amending other laws (2021 Reconstruction Aid Act (Aufbauhilfegesetz 2021)). In this way, the federal government is continuing its committed assistance aimed at supporting the German regions particularly affected by flooding and …
Climate action German government’s future-oriented subsidy policy
Das Bundeskabinett hat heute den Bericht der Bundesregierung über die Entwicklung der Finanzhilfen des Bundes und der Steuervergünstigungen für die Jahre 2019 bis 2022 beschlossen. Der 28. Subventionsbericht macht deutlich: Die Subventionspolitik ist zentraler Bestandteil der zukunftsorientierten Finanzpolitik der Bundesregierung. Durch eine klare inhaltliche Schwerpunktsetzung geben die …
Public finances German government adopts extensive assistance package for regions affected by floods
Germany’s federal cabinet today approved financial support measures to provide immediate and unbureaucratic assistance to regions affected by recent floods. The federal government will provide an initial €200m to cover half of the costs of immediate assistance measures launched by the Länder. In addition, it will contribute financially to a comprehensive recovery programme.
Public finances Emerging from the crisis with sound fiscal policy and optimism
The federal cabinet today adopted the government draft for the 2022 federal budget and the fiscal plan to 2025. The German government is continuing to pursue a decisive fiscal policy that includes large-scale assistance measures and record investment levels. In addition, the numbers show that the federal government is in good fiscal shape. Germany’s debt ratio is far lower than projected and …
europe German Recovery and Resilience Plan adopted
Today the German government adopted the German Recovery and Resilience Plan (DARP). Ninety percent of the spending in Germany’s recovery plan is targeted towards climate action and the digital transformation. This means that the German government is going well beyond the ambitious targets set by the EU. According to analysis by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), the planned …