Economists such as DIW head Marcel Fratzscher are vocal critics of inequality in Germany, the EU nation that is currently most successful politically and economically.
Let's suppose Bill "It's the economy, stupid!" Clinton was right, and citizens vote primarily based on the state of the economy. DW's Andreas Becker has a look at how the German economy is actually doing.
Sigmar Gabriel has said that Chancellor Merkel is partially to blame for the rise of the far-right AfD party. Germany's foreign minister has said Merkel failed to take care of those who feel forgotten by the government.
An unstable government would be bad for Germany’s standing as a business location, says the head of Munich's Ifo Institute. In addition, the success of the AfD could exacerbate the economic problems in eastern Germany.
As a general election looms next month, the latest unemployment data from Europe's largest economy shows a strong jobs market. At the same time the eurozone is also on track to reach its inflation targets.
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