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Public Finances FAQs: Spending Reviews
Our FAQs answer the most important questions about performance budgeting and spending reviews.
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.
Ministry Media images
Headshots of Finance Minister Christian Lindner, of the Parliamentary State Secretaries Katja Hessel and Dr Florian Toncar and of the State Secretaries Werner Gatzer, Prof Dr Luise Hölscher, Steffen Saebisch and Heiko Thoms.
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.
Public Finances Financial relations between the Federation and Länder
This report explains how financial relations between the Federation and Länder are structured, as stipulated by the German constitution and ordinary law; an overview of the financial resources of the different levels of government in Germany; and an overview of key co-financing arrangements between the Federation and the Länder.
Public Finances German Draft Budgetary Plan 2023
Germany’s 2023 draft budgetary plan presents the fiscal projections for the budgets of the Federation, Länder, local authorities and social security funds (including their off-budget entities) on the basis of current trends and planning.
Public Finances A timeline: Measures to compensate for National Socialist Injustice
This brochure provides a chronological overview of the compensation and restitution measures that have been adopted by Germany from the end of the Second World War up to the year 2020. Many of the measures listed are accompanied by a brief description. Sources are also provided in order to facilitate more in-depth research.
Public Finances Provisions relating to compensation for National Socialist injustice
Almost immediately after the end of the Second World War, it became clear that compensation needed to be provided to those who had suffered damage as a result of National Socialist injustice. Those who had suffered oppression due to their political opposition to National Socialism or on the grounds of race, religion or ideology were particularly affected.
Public Finances German Stability Programme 2022
On 27 April 2022, the federal cabinet adopted Germany’s Stability Programme for 2022. In the report, the Federal Ministry of Finance provides the EU with an overview of Germany’s medium-term fiscal planning. By reducing the debt ratio as projected, the German government will ensure fiscal soundness. At the same time, the German government is stepping up to take its share of international …