G7 finance ministers

The meeting of the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors will take place in Dresden on 27-29 May 2015.

Background: The meetings of the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors take place several times a year, usually on the margins of the spring and annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or of G20 meetings. Additionally, meetings are held in the country holding the presidency. These are also attended by representatives of the European Central Bank, the IMF, the World Bank, the Financial Stability Board and the European Union. These gatherings serve as a forum for the informal exchange of views and opinions on long-term questions of international fiscal and monetary policy as well as current challenges in this field. While Germany holds the presidency, the meetings of the finance ministers and central bank governors are chaired by Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.