Speeches, Interviews and Articles

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  1. 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”

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 30 November 2016

    Speech by Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble at the inaugural ceremony to the German G20 Presidency

    Speech by Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble at the inaugural ceremony to the German G20 Presidency.

  7. 16 November 2016

    EU budget: “we need to increase funding for current challenges”

    Ahead of the Economic and Financial Affairs Budget Council meeting on November, 16 th, 2016, German deputy Finance Minister Jens Spahn talked with Politico about the EU budget for 2017, the review of the Multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 and the consequences of a Brexit for the EU budget.

  8. 27 October 2016

    Visualizing the budget

    An interview with Corinna Westermann, Head of the Directorate IIA General Budget System at the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF).

  9. 6 September 2016

    “Accept challenges, maintain stability and security”

    Speech by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the Bundestag on 6 September 2016 in connection with the presentation of the draft federal budget for 2017 and financial plan for 2016 to 2020.

  10. 25 July 2016

    “Europe has to make a difference”

    An interview with Wolfgang Schäuble about global problems and European solutions. The interview was published in the 23 July issue of Bild.

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