Speeches, Interviews and Articles

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

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  1. 8 July 2020

    Olaf Scholz: To­geth­er for Eu­rope’s re­cov­ery

    In different European newspapers – Le Figaro, La Repubblica, El Pais, Ta Nea, Expresso, Gazeta Wyborcza, Le Soir and Die Welt – Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz outlined the main challenges and most important tasks of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

  2. 22 June 2020

    Olaf Scholz: Vir­tu­al keynote speech for the Frank­furt Fi­nance Sum­mit

    In his virtual keynote address at the opening of the 2020 Frankfurt Finance Summit, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks about Germany's effective crisis support programme & emphasises the importance of a strong European response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  3. 9 April 2020

    Olaf Scholz: Vir­tu­al keynote speech for the Glob­al So­lu­tions Sum­mit

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's Global Solutions Summit is being held as a virtual event. In his online speech to the Summit, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz focuses on the need for an international minimum tax in order to ensure that everyone contributes their fair share to the financing of public goods.

  4. 6 November 2019

    Fi­nan­cial Times op-ed on the bank­ing union by Fi­nance Min­is­ter Olaf Scholz

    Ahead of the “Future of Finance” conference which took place in Frankfurt on 6 November 2019, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz presented his ideas for completing the banking union in an op-ed for the 6 November edition of the Financial Times. They include a more efficient supervisory regime and crisis management, risk reduction, a European deposit reinsurance scheme and a common tax base for banks in the EU.