(29SeoulInternational Geographical Congress en Anglais - 2000)

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Financing federal states in a federal system - the German experience before and after unification

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The federal financial constitution is an essential element of the federal, decentralised political system. It regulates the fiscal equalisation among the Länder. The purpose of this instrument is to elevate the financial strength of the financially least potent Länder almost to the average of all Länder. Because of the strong problems by transformation in the new Länder as an interim solution the Fonds Deutsche Einheit was established till 1994, when the eastern Länder are integrated in the fiscal equalisation. In 2005 there must be found a new regulation. This raises the question as to whether the high equalisation goal in Germany is compatible with a territorial structure on the Länder level, which makes probable an extremely varied economic and financial strength between the individual Länder. - (HPB)



International Geographical Congress No29, Seoul , COREE, REPUBLIQUE DE (14/08/2000)

Published at : Collection Beiträge zur Regionalen Geographie / ISBN 3-86082-039-7 ;

Editor : Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig - ALLEMAGNE

Millesime : 2000, no 52 [pp. 160-173]

Bibliographic references : 20 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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