Speeches, Interviews and Articles

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

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  1. 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.

  2. 3 March 2017

    Embracing fair globalisation

    The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors will meet in Baden-Baden on 17 and 18 March 2017. By assuming this year’s G20 presidency, Germany is taking on responsibility for international cooperation at a very significant time. In an op-ed in the 2 March 2017 issue of DIE ZEIT Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble outlines the G20 Finance Track priorities and emphasises the importance of cooperation with Africa.

  3. 9 February 2017

    It Pays to Look Beyond Germany’s Trade Surplus

    In an article published in the Wall Street Journal on 8 February 2017 deputy finance minister Jens Spahn explains why a strong German economy benefits its international partners, shares his views on economic competitiveness and comments on the German current account surplus.

  4. 31 January 2017

    Innovation and digitisation are a must, not an option

    In an Interview with the FintechInsider published on 31 January 2017 Deputy Finance Minister Jens Spahn shares his views on current and future FinTech developments.