Christian Lindner at Princeton University: his lecture in full
At the end of his US visit, on 14 April, Finance Minister Christian Lindner gave a lecture at Princeton University, in which he emphasised: “Individuals in the liberal order have the same rights; they differ in what they make of their rights.” Watch the lecture in full here.
Christian Lindner at Princeton University: excerpts from his lecture
Finance Minister Christian Lindner spoke to students at Princeton University about the principle of responsibility, including in a global context: “If we give all members of our societies fair opportunities to develop their freedom, this should also be our agenda at the international level.” Watch excerpts from the lecture here.
Fiscal and monetary policy
International strategy to provide relief to heavily indebted countries
Heavily indebted countries in financial distress require efficient solutions that are coordinated at the international level. To this end, in 2020 the G20 adopted the Common Framework for Debt Treatments, which aims to put an effective and sustainable debt treatment scheme in place. The Common Framework makes it possible to coordinate and implement customised debt restructuring plans on a case-by-case basis that can also include debt cancellation.
Each month, the Federal Ministry of Finance publishes extracts from its monthly report in English. These extracts feature current data and information on the federal budget as well as key dates on the fiscal and economic policy agenda.