While generally regarded as a resource-poor country, it has relatively large deposits of lignite, potash and rock salt as well as rocks and soils for the construction industry. Oil and gas are extracted, mainly in North Germany and the North Sea. A map with an overview of the location of minerals in Germany can be found here.
The value of Germany's extractive resources amounted to EUR 14.8 bn in 2013 (Source: Mining and Statistics, 2013).
Germany lodged an EITI candidature application on 22 December 2015. The application is available here (and listed below). The application is being considered by the EITI Board and a decision is expected in early 2016.
At its meeting on 10 June 2015, which was attended by the Special Representative Mr Beckmeyer, the D-EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group agreed on the objectives for EITI implementation in Germany.
On 10 March 2015 the German Federal Government formed a multi-stakeholder group, to be based on equal representation.
On 2 July 2014 the Cabinet of the German Federal Government announced its committment for full implementation of the EITI, the global Standard for transparency of government revenues from natural resources. Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, was appointed Special Representative for D-EITI.
Attached below is Germany's roadmap on how it intends to disclose the beneficial owners of the companies active in the extractives sector (requirement 2.5). The multi-stakeholder group has decided to postpone the decision on how to deal with the issue of beneficial ownership and to await the decision that is made regarding the German implementation law on the amended EU Money Laundering Directive.
More information on beneficial ownership can be found at eiti.org/beneficial-ownership
This is the Germany EITI 2016 work plan (in accordance with Requirement 1.5).