The August edition of the Finance Ministry’s monthly report offers an insight into current Franco-German cooperation, not only at the government level, but also at the working level of the two finance ministries. One element of this is the Franco-German Seminar. Launched in 1999, the seminar entered its 10th cycle in Berlin in May 2018.
Olaf Scholz, German finance minister and vice-chancellor, is the subject of a profile in The Economist magazine. Read more about his views on domestic budgetary policy and his ideas on how to deepen the euro zone and improve European sovereignty without jeopardizing the EU's overall cohesion.
The heads of state and various government ministers from Germany and France convened in Meseberg on 19 June 2018, where they agreed on an extensive catalogue of European reforms. Documents relating to fiscal, budget and tax policy are presented here.
beirat Report by the Advisory Board
In the debate over efforts to reform the EU budget, repeated calls are made (a) to ensure more transparent and fairer burden-sharing and (b) to replace the widespread juste-retour (“just returns”) mindset with a stronger focus on policies that serve the interests of Europe as a whole. This report argues that it is possible to make EU financing practices more transparent and, in this way, to …