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  1. 6 June 2019

    Sus­tain­able Fi­nance Com­mit­tee takes up work

    The German government created a Sustainable Finance Committee on 6 June 2019. The Committee’s purpose is to advise the German government as it drafts and implements a sustainable finance strategy, as well as to pool existing expertise and foster dialogue between the relevant players.

  2. 26 June 2019

    A bud­get pol­i­cy with clear pri­or­i­ties

    On 26 June 2019, Germany’s federal cabinet adopted the government draft for the 2020 federal budget and the financial plan to 2023. The German government is focusing on the right areas to ensure that Germany can look forward to a successful future.

  3. 11 September 2019

    TIBER-DE en­hances the se­cu­ri­ty of the Ger­man fi­nan­cial sys­tem

    The Federal Ministry of Finance and the German Bundesbank have decided to implement TIBER-DE, a new programme that will strengthen the resilience of the entire financial system to cyber attacks.

  4. 18 September 2019

    Ger­man gov­ern­ment adopts blockchain strat­e­gy

    The federal cabinet today adopted a comprehensive blockchain strategy developed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) in consultation with other ministries.

  5. 2 October 2019

    Sound fi­nanc­ing for ef­fec­tive and so­cial­ly eq­ui­table cli­mate ac­tion

    Today the federal cabinet has approved the draft supplementary federal budget for 2020 and the draft budget for the Energy and Climate Fund for 2020. Today’s decision has created the budgetary conditions for rapid implementation of the Climate Action Programme agreed by the German government on 25 September 2019.

  6. 9 October 2019

    New re­port­ing obli­ga­tion will cre­ate greater fair­ness in tax­a­tion

    The federal cabinet today approved the draft Act Introducing a Reporting Obligation for Cross-Border Tax Arrangements.

  7. 16 October 2019

    Clear and so­cial­ly eq­ui­table in­cen­tives for cli­mate-friend­ly be­haviour

    Today the German government adopted draft legislation to implement the Climate Action Programme 2030 in tax law and to amend the Aviation Tax Act.

  8. 30 October 2019

    Re­sults of the 156th meet­ing of the Work­ing Par­ty on Tax Rev­enue Es­ti­mates

    The Federation, Länder and local authorities can continue to expect higher tax revenues in the coming years. According to current tax estimates, tax revenues will rise from €796.4bn in 2019 to around €935.0bn in 2024. The trend will be somewhat better for the Länder and local authorities than for the Federation, however. Overall, the Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates has corrected its revenue expectations slightly downwards.

  9. 14 November 2019

    Cab­i­net ap­proves near-com­plete abo­li­tion of sol­i­dar­i­ty sur­charge

    On Wednesday, the federal cabinet approved draft legislation to reduce the solidarity surcharge. If the bill is passed, the surcharge will, starting in 2021, be completely eliminated for around 90% of those who currently pay it. For a further 6.5% of taxpayers, the surcharge will be reduced. As a result, 96.5% of today’s surcharge payers will be better off.

  10. 29 January 2020

    Ger­man cab­i­net adopts leg­is­la­tion on phas­ing out coal

    The German cabinet today adopted the Act on the Reduction and Termination of Coal-Fired Electricity Generation and Amending Further Acts (Gesetz zur Reduzierung und zur Beendigung der Kohleverstromung und zur Änderung weiterer Gesetze).