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The Ministry analyses economic trends and government finances, and has lead responsibility within the government in planning and preparing the federal government’s budget.
The Ministry focusses on issues of national and international tax policy and is responsible for national tax legislation. In addition, the Ministry is responsible for negotiating international agreements.
The existence of a sound financial system is vital for economic growth and stability. The Ministry is responsible for financial sector legislation.
The Ministry plays a major role in European financial policy. It formulates and coordinates Germany’s positions on matters involving the budget and finances of the EU.
The Ministry works internationally within international institutions and organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, development banks, the G7 and the G20.
The ministry issues all stamps bearing the inscription “Deutschland”. Stamps are far more than just a means of paying for postage – they are tiny works of art that represent Germany abroad.