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The Finance Ministry around the world

Around 90 officials of the Finance Ministry work in other countries all over the world. This series of articles will give you an insight into the everyday lives of our representatives who work at German embassies and with supranational and international organisations. Their job is to monitor and evaluate current developments in financial, economic, monetary and tax policies.

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  • The Ger­man Fi­nance Min­istry at the OECD

    In 2015, Germany’s ambassador to France asked the German Finance Ministry for support in budgetary and taxation matters. In response, Financial Counsellor Karin Hochhaus was seconded to Germany’s permanent representation to the OECD in Paris for a period of just over three years. The permanent representation plays a key role in communicating German interests in the OECD, but also in promoting OECD perspectives in Germany.

  • The Fi­nance Min­istry at the Ger­man Em­bassy in New Del­hi

    The Indian subcontinent is experiencing rapid economic growth. Thanks to its economic strength, the structural reforms implemented by the government and its huge population numbers, India will join China and the U.S. as one of the world’s largest economies in the not-too-distant future. Wolfgang Horning has been seconded from the German Finance Ministry to the German Embassy in New Delhi to observe these developments up close.

  • The Fi­nance Min­istry at the North At­lantic Treaty Or­ga­ni­za­tion

    In light of the challenges currently threatening international security, the areas of security and defence policy are playing an increasingly important role. Christian Widmaier’s responsibilities include dealing with budget-related issues surrounding the civilian contributions to operations and missions. This is an opportunity as much as it is a responsibility – that of making an active contribution to ensuring peace and security around the world.

  • The Fi­nance Min­istry at the Ger­man Em­bassy in Lon­don

    With her letter of 29 March 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. This was precisely the period when Werner Kerkloh arrived as the first Finance Ministry representative at the German Embassy in London.

  • The Fi­nance Min­istry at the In­ter­na­tion­al Mon­e­tary Fund in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

    The IMF’s mission includes intensifying international cooperation in the area of monetary policy, facilitating the expansion and balanced growth of world trade, and promoting the stability of exchange rates. In the office of the German Executive Director at the IMF in Washington, D.C., our colleague Sandro Maluck helps to ensure that the German government’s position is heard.

  • The Fi­nance Min­istry at the Ger­man Em­bassy in Paris

    Fifty-five years ago, French President Charles de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signed the Élysée Treaty, thereby laying the foundations for the Franco-German friendship. The two countries agreed to engage in far-reaching political, economic and cultural cooperation. Christian Dahlhaus is responsible for nurturing this unique relationship in Paris on behalf of the German Finance Ministry.

  • The Fi­nance Min­istry at the Ger­man Em­bassy in Bei­jing

    China has become a political heavyweight thanks to the rapid economic growth it has undergone in the past 20–30 years. The Chinese financial markets also count among the most dynamic in the world. Financial Counsellor Nikolai Putscher and his team analyse developments from Beijing and work towards creating closer ties between China and Germany, and the EU.

  • The Fi­nance Min­istry at the Eu­ro­pean Union in Brus­sels

    Brussels is the political heart of the European Union, and thus it is essential for Germany to ensure that its interests are represented there. In the area of finance, this important task has been entrusted to Elisabeth Göttlinger, the Finance Ministry’s Financial Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union in Brussels.

  • The Fi­nance Min­istry at the Ger­man Em­bassy in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

    The German Embassy in the capital of the United States of America is also strategically important for the Finance Ministry. As the head of the finance division, Elke Kallenbach and her colleagues primarily deal with U.S economic, financial, monetary and tax policies.

  • The Fi­nance Min­istry at the Unit­ed Na­tions in New York

    The headquarters of the United Nations (UN) is located in New York. The UN’s main objectives are peacekeeping, protecting human rights, and promoting international cooperation. Karina Witt has been representing the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany regarding the UN budget since September 2017.