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  1. 15 October 2019

    Ger­man Draft Bud­getary Plan 2020

    On 15 October 2019, the German Finance Ministry submitted Germany’s 2020 draft budgetary plan to the European Commission. The 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). The projections are based on current trends and planning, such as the draft 2020 federal budget (including the draft supplementary budget) and the financial plan to 2023.

  2. 17 April 2019

    Ger­man Sta­bil­i­ty Pro­gramme - 2019

    On 17 April 2019, the federal cabinet adopted the German Stability Programme for 2019. The programme shows that the available financial leeway will be used to further increase public investment in infrastructure, education and research. Last year, government investment increased to a record level of €78.9bn.

  3. 20 March 2019

    The cab­i­net makes so­cial co­he­sion and mod­erni­sa­tion pri­or­i­ties

    On 20 March 2019, the federal cabinet adopted the benchmark figures for the 2020 federal budget and the financial plan to 2023. The government is planning record-level investments, the biggest tax cuts in over 10 years as well as comprehensive measures to boost social cohesion, ensuring that everyone in the country benefits from Germany’s economic success.

  4. 12 March 2019

    Fi­nan­cial re­la­tions be­tween the Fed­er­a­tion and Län­der on the ba­sis of con­sti­tu­tion­al fi­nan­cial pro­vi­sions

    This report contains a brief explanations of 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.

  5. 11 March 2019

    Key points of the 2019 An­nu­al Eco­nom­ic Re­port

    This year’s Annual Economic Report was adopted by the federal cabinet on 30 January 2019. The German economy is experiencing growth for the tenth year in a row. The German government’s economic and fiscal policies are still guided by the tenets of the social market economy. This article summarises the key points of the 2019 Annual Economic Report.

  6. 8 February 2019

    Fi­nan­cial Times in­ter­view with Olaf Scholz

    In an interview with the Financial Times, German finance minister and vice chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks about current issues. Focusing on the federal budget, he also outlines the prospects for Brexit. He emphasises the importance of a balanced budget without new debt whilst taking account of the need for “social cohesion” and the importance of the welfare state.

  7. 6 February 2019

    The Ger­man pub­lic sec­tor’s in-house con­sult­ing agen­cy marks ten years of growth and suc­cess

    Germany’s publicly owned consulting agency for the public sector celebrated its 10th anniversary on 11 November 2018. PD is the German public sector’s only in-house consulting agency that operates on a nationwide basis and at all levels of government. PD advises the public sector on projects aimed at (a) innovative and sustainable infrastructure and (b) the modernisation of administrative processes.

  8. 15 January 2019

    Pro­vi­sion­al clo­sure of the 2018 fed­er­al bud­get – well-man­aged bud­gets and record in­vest­ments

    On 15 January 2019, the Federal Ministry of Finance presented the provisional closure of the 2018 federal budget. It showed that budgets have been well-managed while investments reached record levels. The provisional data shows that the Federation achieved a structural surplus of roughly 0.15% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, thus meeting the requirements of Germany’s constitutional debt brake.

  9. 13 November 2018

    A mod­ern bud­get for Eu­rope

    The European Union needs a budget that is modern and future-proof. Against the backdrop of current challenges and Brexit, the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework needs a new focus. Negotiations are currently underway. The German Finance Ministry basically supports the European Commission’s proposals, but believes that they do not go far enough. Germany is in favour of a more far-reaching modernisation of the budget.

  10. 6 September 2018

    A memo­ri­al made of pa­per: pre­serv­ing the past, for the sake of the fu­ture

    The Federal Ministry of Finance has launched an initiative that aims to improve the links between the vast quantity of documents relating to the German government’s Wiedergutmachung (compensation and restitution) for crimes committed by the National Socialist regime and to make these records more accessible to victims, family members and researchers.