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VAT

value added tax (MwSt = Mehrwertsteuer or USt = Umsatzsteuer;
colloquailly dubbed as "Märchensteuer")

VC

Visa Code (Directive no. 810/2009)

VG
Verwaltungsgericht (administrative court)
VGB 88
Allgemeine Wohngebäude-Versicherungsbedingungen: standard insurance terms for private houses. These are quasi statutory insurance terms which every insurance company uses for "everyday" insurances. "88" stands for the year 1988, when they were last modified.
VVG

Versicherungsvertragsgesetz (Insurance Contract Act)

VwGO
Verwaltungsgerichtsordnung (Administrative Court Proceedings Act)
VwKG
Verwaltungskostengesetz (Act on Adminstrative Fees)
VwVfG
Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz (Act on Administrative Proceedings, if not followed by an abbreviation of a certain state VwVFG will refer to the federal law)