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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.

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    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.

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    Financial markets

    The existence of a sound financial system is vital for economic growth and stability. The Ministry is responsible for financial sector legislation.

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    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.

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    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.

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