The two finance ministers, Ueli Maurer and Christian Lindner, exchanged views on the current conflict in Ukraine, the implementation of sanctions and the repercussions for the financial sector. The talks also addressed the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the G20. Furthermore, the two finance ministers discussed the priorities for this year's German presidency of the G7, the group of seven leading industrialised nations.
The EU's planned market access rules for third-country financial service providers were also covered. In this regard, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer emphasised how important open markets are for Europe's competitiveness as a financial centre. In addition, the ministers informed each other about the planned steps to implement the OECD's new minimum taxation rules for large internationally active companies.
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