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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 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.
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.
Financial markets Christian Lindner at Princeton University: his lecture in full
At the end of his US visit, on 14 April, Finance Minister Christian Lindner gave a lecture at Princeton University, in which he emphasised: “Individuals in the liberal order have the same rights; they differ in what they make of their rights.” Watch the lecture in full here.
Financial markets Christian Lindner at Princeton University: excerpts from his lecture
Finance Minister Christian Lindner spoke to students at Princeton University about the principle of responsibility, including in a global context: “If we give all members of our societies fair opportunities to develop their freedom, this should also be our agenda at the international level.” Watch excerpts from the lecture here.
Financial markets The IMF and World Bank spring meetings: a recap
Finance Minister Christian Lindner looks back at the spring meetings that took place in Washington, D.C. from 12 to 14 April. He is returning to Berlin with two main tasks: to ensure that the federal budget contains no new borrowing and to boost economic growth, not least in order to better meet the state’s social responsibilities.
Financial markets The IMF and World Bank spring meetings: an update
What’s happened so far and what’s coming up next? Finance Minister Christian Lindner provides an update on the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington, D.C., and looks ahead to the G20 meeting, which will focus above all on the global minimum tax rate and on financial literacy and inclusion.
Financial markets Christian Lindner on debt restructuring for low-income countries
During the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington, D.C., Finance Minister Christian Lindner talked about debt restructuring for low income countries and China’s responsibility.
Financial markets A look ahead to the IMF and World Bank spring meetings
Finance Minister Christian Lindner is travelling to Washington, D.C., where the IMF and World Bank spring meetings are taking place from 12 to 14 April. Boosting economic recovery and growth is the top priority, says the German finance minister on the flight to the US.
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.