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Public Finances 28th Subsidy Report 2019–2022
The federal cabinet adopted the federal government’s 28th Subsidy Report on 18 August 2021.
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.
Climate action FAQs: Climate Action Programme 2030
Germany has made both national and international commitments to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than half by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. To this end, the German government has launched a comprehensive climate package. What are its key elements? How does carbon pricing work? And how much will all of this cost? Here are the answers to these and other important questions.
Customs Customs and postal services: e-commerce
Ordering goods online is easy – but which goods can I have sent to me from abroad? And when are these goods duty-free and/or tax-free? What about gift parcels? Here you will find information about how to avoid any unpleasant surprises when your parcel arrives.
What does macroprudential supervision mean? What is the significance of a Financial Stability Committee recommendation? What is the Bundesbank’s role in the Financial Stability Committee? What are warnings and recommendations?
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.
First National Risk Assessment
In December 2017, Germany launched its first National Risk Assessment as part of its efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CFT). A total of 35 federal and Land authorities were involved in the assessment, which was led by the Federal Ministry of Finance.
G20 Frequently asked questions: G20
Answers to frequently asked questions about the G20
Public Finances G7: Think Ahead. Act Together.
Finance Ministry brochure about the issues for the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Dresden: growth for present and future generations, well-functioning financial markets and enhancing cooperation in tax matters.
Customs On the lookout for counterfeit and pirated goods
Brand-name watches, designer handbags, luxury sunglasses ... supposed brand-name products are offered at suspiciously low prices to tourists in the mood to buy, especially when they’re on holiday abroad. But beware! Many “deals” turn out to be cheap fakes. When this happens, seemingly inexpensive holiday souvenirs can actually be disappointing counterfeits that aren’t worth the money and that …