Economy and Social Matters in Germany – Background

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Welfare State Germany

A quarter of Germany’s population is classified as poor or is supported by the state in order to ward off the threat of poverty. How does the German state help those in need, what is the cost to its citizens and what problems have to be solved?More ...
The world’s export champion Germany has been hit particularly hard by the crisis Foto: Harald Bolten © iStockphoto

Germany: A Paradigm in Crisis?

For a long time, Germany’s exports were its strength. In the current crisis, this strength has turned into a weakness. Other countries’ problems have become German problems. But there are grounds for hope …More ...


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