We'll put that question to our studio guest, Clemens Fuest. He is president of the ZEW, the Center for European Economic Research.
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.
An increasing number of old people in Germany face the risk of being stuck in poverty in the coming years, says a new study. Single women, low-qualified workers and long-term unemployed are among those starkly affected.
World leaders reacted with shock and indignation to US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel meanwhile pledged her commitment to combating climate change.
Delegates to Germany's 10th IT Summit warn the country is falling behind international competitors. They're calling for a push from industry and government to speed up the digital transformation.
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