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.
According to ZEW research group, investor sentiment in Germany is still rising amid confidence that Europe's biggest economy is robust enough to withstand the refugee crisis and the economic slowdown in China.
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.
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