Hans Eichel


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Hans Eichel

The German finance minister from 1999 to 2005. During his tenure, he tried unsuccessfully to reduce the German federal deficit. He was born in 1941.
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According to researchers at the Brookings Institute, the G-20 was founded in 1999 as a forum for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system at the initiative of Hans Eichel, then German finance minister who was also concurrently chair of the G-7 financial forum.
Germany's former finance minister Hans Eichel explained the ecological tax reform in his country, pointing out that it is better to increase and broaden taxation and pricing of carbon and energy than any other indirect or direct taxes like value added tax and corporation or income tax.
Former Minister of Finance of Germany Hans Eichel explained the ecological tax reform in Germany, pointing out that it is better to increase and broaden taxation and pricing of carbon and energy than any other indirect or direct taxes like value added tax and corporation or income tax.
creditors attending the Paris Club meetings in 2004, an agreement, driven by Germany's finance minister Hans Eichel and his American
Meanwhile, a document signed by Gordon Brown, the then French Finance Minister Francis Mer and Hans Eichel, the then German Finance Minister, stated that 'approximately half of all new regulations that impact upon businesses in the UK originate from the EU'.
Hans Eichel, the German Minister attending his last Council before being replaced by SPD Peter Steinbruck from the CDU-CSU-SPD camp at the end of November, again voiced his opposition to reviewing the list of services to benefit from reduced VAT rates (except catering).
As the parties compete for last-minute votes, Merkel claimed this week that finance minister Hans Eichel was trying to keep under wraps a "poison list" of planned savings until after the election.
German Finance Minister Hans Eichel said oil prices continue to pose a threat to global growth.
Finally, in May, finance minister Hans Eichel proposed a tax law that--once passed by both houses of Parliament--would effectively pull the plug on media funds.
German Finance Minister Hans Eichel said after a meeting of G8 finance ministers that the suggestion for a voluntary air ticket tax was on the group's agenda.
So concerned was German Finance Minister Hans Eichel by what is seen as "brutal divergences" between countries on growth, credit and price levels that he held a secret meeting in Berlin last week with the head of the Bundesbank.
What soon became an embarrassment for Muntefering and his governing Red-Green coalition and undermined their credibility is that some of the financial investors badmouthed as locusts were much sought-after buyers of state firms and state assets that had been put on the market by Schroder's finance chief Hans Eichel.