Germany economy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Germany economy


Macron dreams big in major EU speech

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Macron's proposals for a post-Brexit shake-up include a finance minister, budget and parliament for the 19-member eurozone, as well as a European 'rapid reaction force' to work with national armies

'INITIATIVE EUROPÉENNE' French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech on the European Union in the amphitheatre of the Sorbonne University in Paris on September 26, 2017. Ludovic Martin/AFP

German industries make economic case to welcome refugees

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Europe s top economy expects to receive 800 000 asylum seekers this – a record figure

25 years on, Germany's east-west divide still palpable

Nov 06, 2014 - 5:45 PM

A town in the outskirts of Berlin encapsulates the ongoing albeit narrowing east west divide in reunited Germany 25 since the fall of the Berlin Wall

A restaurant called 'La Dolce Vita' (the sweet life) stands across of block of "plattenbau" concrete flats in Prenzlau, eastern Germany, on February 28, 2008. John Macdougall/AFP

Low wages: The flip-side to Germany's economic miracle

Sep 15, 2013 - 3:13 PM

As many as 3 million people in Europe s top economy earn less than six euros 7 90 per hour meaning Germany has one of the biggest shares of low wages in Europe

FLYING HIGH. The flag of the Federal Republic of Germany flies on the roof of the Reichstag building in Germany on July 15, 2013. AFP / DPA / Soeren Stache

Merkel steels Germans for 'more difficult' 2013

Dec 31, 2012 - 10:57 AM

In fact the economic environment next year will not be easier but more difficult The crisis is a long way from being beaten Germany s Merkel said in her New Year address

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for photographers after the recording of her annual New Year's speech at the Chancellery in Berlin on December 30, 2012. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ JOHN MACDOUGALL

Germany's western rust belt resents blossoming east

Mar 25, 2012 - 1:39 PM

A mining town in west Germany looks and feels little like the world s image of Germany as a global powerhouse