08.02.2018 - Article

The Fiscal Affairs Department has the following responsibilities:

  • Joint Economic and monetary policy (u. A. Stability and Growth Pact)
  • Economic situation and financial stability of the EU and the euro area
  • Horizontal financial issues and financial aspects of the EU's external relations
  • Annual budgetary procedure
  • Financial Regulation
  • Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) Direct taxation: in particular taxation of savings and company taxation
  • Indirect taxes, in particular VAT, excise duty, energy tax
  • Cooperation between tax administrations of the Member States
  • EU customs legislation and policy
  • Cooperation between customs administrations of the Member States
  • International cooperation
  • EU cooperation with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and Switzerland as part of EFTA or EEA, Andorra, San Marino and Monaco
  • Ultra Peripheral Regions
  • EU pre-accession and external assistance programs (IPA II, ENI and NIF)
  • Basic Issues of EU financial integration
  • Basic Issues of EU financial stability
  • EU financial market harmonization in the banking, insurance and securities and investment nature
  • EU legislation on payments
  • EU legislation to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other forms of financial crime

Head of department: Mr. Ralph Müller.

Federal Ministry of Finance

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