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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.
europe We need to strengthen EU fiscal rules, not dilute them: Guest article by Christian Lindner in the Financial Times
Sound public finances are a prerequisite for enabling economic growth in the EU. We need to ensure that we have fiscal buffers for potential future crises.
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.
Ministry Media images
Headshots of Finance Minister Christian Lindner, of the Parliamentary State Secretaries Katja Hessel and Dr Florian Toncar and of the State Secretaries Werner Gatzer, Prof Dr Luise Hölscher, Steffen Saebisch and Heiko Thoms.
Ministry Heiko Thoms
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance
Ministry The German Finance Ministry: working around the world
What we do matters: not just in Berlin and Bonn, but internationally too. Many Finance Ministry employees work in exciting positions around the globe. If you would like to find out more about what they do, keep reading.
Ukraine Christian Lindner on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
A year ago, on 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, starting a war of aggression against the entire Ukrainian territory. As Christian Lindner stated on the occasion of this anniversary, Ukraine is fighting for the values that we hold dear. We will remain on Ukraine’s side until it prevails in this war.
Europe Launch of European Tech Champions Initiative
Finance Minister Lindner's statement on signing of the European Tech Champions Initiative: “With the ETCI, we are now filling a gap in the financing landscape and strengthening Europe's strategic autonomy.”
Ministry The Advisory Board to the Federal Ministry of Finance
The Advisory Board (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat) advises the Federal Ministry of Finance by regularly publishing expert opinions and reports on current issues.