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Public finances

The Ministry analyses economic trends and government finances, and has lead responsibility within the government in planning and preparing the federal government’s budget.

Fiscal and budgetary policy The German government’s debt rule: overview of key information

Why does the debt rule exist? What is its basic structure and how does it work in practice? We have published an overview of the German government’s debt rule containing the most important background information and a glossary of terms.

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Fiscal and budgetary policy Monthly report

Each month, the Federal Ministry of Finance publishes extracts from its monthly report in English. These extracts feature current data and information on the federal budget as well as key dates on the fiscal and economic policy agenda.

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Financial relations between the Federation and Länder on the basis of constitutional financial provisions 2023

Wiedergutmachung: Provisions relating to compensation for National Socialist injustice

A timeline: Measures to compensate for National Socialist Injustice