Speeches, Interviews and Articles

This section provides a selection of speeches, interviews and articles of the ministry’s leadership.

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  1. 11 June 2018

    Europe is Germany's most important national interest

    In an interview with German newsmagazine DER SPIEGEL on 9 June 2018 Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz explained his take on further developing European integration. In this context the minister particularly called for an addition to national unemployment insurance schemes. As regards taxation matters the minister pointed to ongoing discussions on the European level.

  2. 6 October 2017

    Financial Times interview with Wolfgang Schäuble

    Prior to his last participation in the Eurogroup and ECOFIN meeting that will take place in Luxembourg on 9 and 10 October 2017 Wolfgang Schäuble gave an interview for the Financial Times sharing his opinion on the sometimes rocky roads for Europe. He talked about the eurozone and banking union and commented on his legacy as German finance minister.

  3. 8 June 2017

    BEPS Multilateral Instrument

    Dr Wolfgang Schäuble, German Federal Minister of Finance, on the Multilateral Convention and the G20/OECD BEPS Project at the Signing Ceremony of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.

  4. 16 May 2017

    We all wish Macron success

    In an interview with the German magazine DER SPIEGEL that was first published on 13 May 2017 German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble expressed his support for the reform plans of the new French president and commented on Macron’s call for Germany to provide more money for Europe.

  5. 20 April 2017

    We need a new global economic goal: resilience

    In an article published in the Wall Street Journal on 20 April 2017 Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble explains why he is convinced that enhancing resilience is key to prevent societies from growing apart and outlines why the time is right for an agreed set of resilience principles among the G-20.

  6. 23 March 2017

    Speech by Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble at the 9th Annual IIF G20 Conference “The G20 Agenda under the German Presidency”

    Speech by Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble at the 9th Annual IIF G20 Conference “The G20 Agenda under the German Presidency”

  7. 20 March 2017

    Turning crisis into opportunity

    In an article published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 20 March 2017 finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble honors the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome. While he sees the European unification process in crisis, he still considers the European Union as the best safeguard for facing the challenges of the 21st century.