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  1. 3 April 2019

    Asian In­fras­truc­ture In­vest­ment Bank achieves ma­jor mile­stones in its first three years

    The AIIB has achieved major milestones since its launch as a new multilateral bank in 2016: The bank’s membership and project portfolio have grown. It is working together successfully with other multilateral banks. And the three leading rating agencies have awarded the bank top marks.

  2. 12 June 2020

    Fran­co-Ger­man Fis­cal Pol­i­cy Sem­i­nar 2020

    For the first time, the Fiscal Policy Seminar will take place on 8-9 October 2020 as a joint Franco-German event. We are looking for research papers that present new and innovative ideas. This year’s topic: “Economic lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic – first findings”. We are now accepting submissions. An independent jury will choose the best papers from the entries received. The selected authors will be invited to present and discuss their ideas at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin. As every year, the best contribution will receive the "Best Paper Award" and be awarded a prize of 5,000 euros.

  3. 5 July 2019

    Cryp­to to­kens and dis­tribut­ed ledger tech­nol­o­gy – a fi­nan­cial mar­ket per­spec­tive

    Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is an emerging basic technology of the digital age. In order to address the challenges raised by this technology, the Federal Ministry of Finance is helping to create a national regulatory framework for crypto tokens with the aim of unlocking the potential of DLT and at the same time preventing misuse.

  4. 9 October 2019

    De­vel­op­ing the Cap­i­tal Mar­kets Union

    Olaf Scholz, German Finance Minister, Wopke Hoekstra, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands and Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance of France, received the “Savings and Sustainable Investment Union” report by the Next Capital Markets Union High-Level Group on 9 October 2019. They thanked the Next CMU Group for their high-quality work and welcome the ambitious recommendations in a joint press statement that you can find here.

  5. 19 March 2019

    Fi­nance Min­istry ini­ti­ates sus­tain­able fi­nance strat­e­gy

    The Finance Ministry – working together with the Environment Ministry and the Economic Affairs Ministry – has initiated proposals to establish a sustainable finance strategy.

  6. 17 December 2018

    Fis­cal Pol­i­cy Sem­i­nar 2018

    The Finance Ministry’s first Fiscal Policy Seminar took place in Berlin on 13-14 December 2018. The two-day event brought together experts from academia, central banks and government ministries – and hailing from a total of 14 countries – to discuss the role that stable financial markets play in fostering sound fiscal policies. This year’s Best Paper Award was presented to a group of four co-authors whose study showed that financial markets exert disciplinary effects on the actions that governments take.

  7. 8 October 2019

    Fis­cal Pol­i­cy Sem­i­nar 2019

    The second Fiscal Policy Seminar took place on 7-8 October 2019 at the Federal Ministry of Finance: 65 science and policy experts from twelve countries attended the seminar, titled “Analysing developments in savings, investments and interest rates – reassessing the role of fiscal policies for growth and stabilisation”. They analysed the developments of savings, investments and interest and discussed conclusions on how to implement fair fiscal policies.

  8. 27 October 2017

    G7 to en­hance cy­ber­se­cu­ri­ty

    On the margins of this year's Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. on 12/13 October 2017 the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors adopted the  report on the G7 Fundamental Elements for Effective Assessment for Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector.

  9. 31 October 2018

    G7 fi­nance min­is­ters and cen­tral bank gov­er­nors have en­dorsed two re­ports to fur­ther pro­mote cy­ber­se­cu­ri­ty in the fi­nan­cial sec­tor

    The G7-Group of Seven countries continue to attach great importance to cybersecurity in the financial sector. The G7 Cyber Expert Group has published two more reports outlining fundamental elements of risk management. Germany is involved in the Expert Group via representatives of the German Ministry of Finance, the Bundesbank and BaFin, the German Financial Supervisory Authority.

  10. 20 September 2018

    Ger­many’s Pay­ment Ac­counts Act: two years on

    Two years ago, Germany introduced legislation to give everyone access to a basic bank account. How was the EU’s Payment Accounts Directive implemented in Germany, and what effect has the new legislation had on social justice? The law also includes provisions that help consumers to switch banks, which has intensified competition among credit institutions.