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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 26 June 2019

    A bud­get pol­i­cy with clear pri­or­i­ties: so­cial co­he­sion and record in­vest­ment for a mod­ern, cli­mate-friend­ly Ger­many

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 27 May 2019

    Ger­man Fi­nan­cial Sta­bil­i­ty Com­mit­tee rec­om­mends ac­ti­vat­ing coun­ter­cycli­cal cap­i­tal buffer and re­leas­es sixth an­nu­al re­port

    In its meeting on 27 May 2019, the German Financial Stability Committee (G-FSC) decided to submit a recommendation to the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). It is recommending to BaFin that the domestic countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) be activated as from the third quarter of 2019 and lifted to 0.25%.

  8. 20 March 2019

    The cab­i­net makes so­cial co­he­sion and mod­erni­sa­tion pri­or­i­ties

    On 20 March 2019, the federal cabinet adopted the benchmark figures for the 2020 federal budget and the financial plan to 2023. The government is planning record-level investments, the biggest tax cuts in over 10 years as well as comprehensive measures to boost social cohesion, ensuring that everyone in the country benefits from Germany’s economic success.

  9. 15 January 2019

    Pro­vi­sion­al clo­sure of the 2018 fed­er­al bud­get – well-man­aged bud­gets and record in­vest­ments

    On 15 January 2019, the Federal Ministry of Finance presented the provisional closure of the 2018 federal budget. It showed that budgets have been well-managed while investments reached record levels. The provisional data shows that the Federation achieved a structural surplus of roughly 0.15% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, thus meeting the requirements of Germany’s constitutional debt brake.

  10. 27 July 2018

    KfW ac­quires tem­po­rary stake in Ger­man TSO 50Hertz on be­half of the Fed­er­a­tion

    Acting on behalf of the Federal Government, Germany's development bank, the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, has acquired a temporary stake in transmission system operator 50Hertz. The company supplies electricity to some 18 million people in Germany and is a key player in putting the country's energy transition into practice.