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  1. 22 October 2018

    IMF and World Bank an­nu­al meet­ings and meet­ing of the G20 fi­nance min­is­ters in Bali

    The meeting of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors and the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank took place in Bali (Indonesia) from 11–14 October 2018. German finance minister Olaf Scholz was in attendance. The discussions focused on issues such as the mounting risks to global economic growth and the ways in which they can be addressed through joint action.

  2. 23 July 2018

    Bloomberg pro­file on Fi­nance Min­is­ter Scholz

    The global news service Bloomberg commends Olaf Scholz's achievements during his first four months as Finance Minister. Scholz is described as Germany’s most popular politician who provided stability during Chancellor Merkel’s coalition crisis. The article highlights the deputy chancellor’s "pro-European convictions and even-keeled presence", which have delivered key political breakthroughs in recent months.

  3. 6 June 2018

    Joint let­ter from Ger­many, France and the Unit­ed King­dom to the Unit­ed States re­quest­ing ex­emp­tions from US Iran sanc­tions

    The Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministers from Germany, France and the United Kingdom sent a joint letter to the United States.
    They request to reduce the risks that US secondary sanctions could pose to EU and German businesses by exempting European companies and sectors.

  4. 4 June 2018

    G7 fi­nance min­is­ters and cen­tral bank gov­er­nors meet in Whistler

    G7 finance ministers and central bank governors met in the Canadian resort town of Whistler on 1–2 June 2018, with German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann representing Germany. The meeting’s main topic was the current trade dispute with the US. Various other issues relating to international cooperation in the area of finance were also discussed.

  5. 9 May 2018

    The Ger­man cur­rent ac­count in the con­text of US-Ger­man trade

    Germany’s current account surplus has been garnering criticism for years. Taking on this criticism coming from home and abroad the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs published a joint position paper that explains the reasons behind Germany’s current account surplus and outlines the fiscal and economic policy options.