Germany is doing well economically. In the rest of Europe, especially in the south, it’s a different story: sluggish growth, mountains of debt and rising nationalism.
What's wrong with the EU? Poland and Hungary, who only joined the bloc 13 years ago, are increasingly turning to nationalism. DW examines a phenomenon that has been smoldering for some time.
The global lender has surprised analysts by predicting better-than-expected global growth. But the bank also warned of fading potential mainly in advanced economies due to aging populations.
The German economy expanded by over 2 percent in 2017, beating results for the previous year despite fewer working days. The statistics office said growth was boosted by high employment and larger investments.
On the heels of the EU plastics strategy, which includes making plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, DW spoke with the environment minister of Sweden, who has pushed for stronger measures to manage plastic waste.
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