Germany - The Economic Powerhouse of Europe

German economy books record budget surplus of $45B in 2017. They are synonymous for export strength and industrial prowess. This result's coming in period of partnership between Conservatives and Social Democrats which is the most interesting part of this story.

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Germany still has some 20 percent East to West Difference.

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5 minutes ago, damirUSBiH said:

Germany still has some 20 percent East to West Difference.

"Difference" is exactly why the AfD (Germany‘s right wing Alternative for Germany party) is so successful in eroding the base of the mainstream parties. And, of course  - immigrants/refuge crisis

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When there are social differences and dissatisfaction, the ultra-right parties are strengthening. East Germany has a massively higher vote for the extremist AfD party not because they are East Germans, but because of poor socio-economic conditions.

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