GERMANY: The German Taxpayers’ Association celebrates its 70th Anniversary
11 November 2019 | Bund der Steuerzahler Deutschland / Germany
On 10 September, the German Taxpayers’ Association celebrated its 70th birthday in Berlin in front of around 700 invited guests from politics, business, science, culture and with its members.
The keynote speaker was none other than Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. Her presence was important in several respects. In her speech, she praised the work of the Taxpayers’ Association, she stressed the necessity of tax cuts which was a great vote of confidence in our work.
Next day her statements were the topic of general debate in the German Bundestag. She was quoted several times and confronted with her statements by the opposition. The Liberals promised to support her in the complete abolition of the “solidarity surcharge” and tax cuts if she lacked the majority in her coalition.
Congratulations to the German Taxpayers’ Association on its many achievements across 70 years.