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The Ministry analyses economic trends and government finances, and has lead responsibility within the government in planning and preparing the federal government’s budget.

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2022 federal budget

Federal budget Emerging from the crisis with sound fiscal policy and optimism

The fed­er­al cab­i­net adopt­ed the gov­ern­ment draft for the 2022 fed­er­al bud­get and the fis­cal plan to 2025. The Ger­man gov­ern­ment is con­tin­u­ing to pur­sue a de­ci­sive fis­cal pol­i­cy that in­cludes large-scale as­sis­tance mea­sures and record in­vest­ment lev­els. In ad­di­tion, the num­bers show that the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment is in good fis­cal shape.

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Climate action Immediate action programme to boost climate action

On 23 June 2021, the fed­er­al cab­i­net adopt­ed an im­me­di­ate cli­mate ac­tion pro­gramme for 2022. The pro­gramme is equipped with an ad­di­tion­al €8bn that will be spent on spe­cif­ic mea­sures to help Ger­many meet the cli­mate tar­gets set out in the new Cli­mate Ac­tion Act.

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Public Finances Monthly report

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.

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Publications

Fi­nan­cial re­la­tions be­tween the Fed­er­a­tion and Län­der on the ba­sis of con­sti­tu­tion­al fi­nan­cial pro­vi­sions 2020

Ger­man Sta­bil­i­ty Pro­gramme 2021

Re­port on the Sus­tain­abil­i­ty of Pub­lic Fi­nances 2020

Wiedergut­machung: Pro­vi­sions re­lat­ing to com­pen­sa­tion for Na­tion­al So­cial­ist in­jus­tice

A time­line: Mea­sures to com­pen­sate for Na­tion­al So­cial­ist In­jus­tice