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 Stability Programme 2021
On 21 April 2021, the federal cabinet adopted Germany’s Stability Programme for 2021. In the report, the Federal Ministry of Finance provides the EU with an overview of Germany’s medium-term fiscal planning. With assistance programmes and targeted investments geared towards the future, the German government is putting the conditions in place for strong and sustainable growth during the …
Coronavirus Olaf Scholz: Interview with Il Sole 24 Ore
In an interview with the Italian daily business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz talks about Covid measures and fiscal policy.
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.
Finance Minister Olaf Scholz in an interview with the Financial Times
Public Finances German Draft Budgetary Plan 2022
Germany’s 2022 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.