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The German Service Sector Miracle

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Germany’s Federal Statistics Office presented its first results for German gross domestic product (GDP) for 2019 on 15 January. According to these results the German economy grew by 0.6 per cent last year. Last week (14 February) the results of the calculation for the fourth quarter of 2019 were also presented. …

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Das deutsche Dienstleistungswunder

Das Statistische Bundesamt hat bereits am 15. Januar die ersten Ergebnisse seiner Berechnung des Bruttoinlandsprodukts (BIP) für das Jahr 2019 vorgestellt. Danach ist die deutsche Wirtschaft im vergangenen Jahr um 0,6 Prozent gewachsen. In der vergangenen Woche (am 14. Februar) wurden zudem die Ergebnisse der Berechnung für das vierte Quartal 2019 vorgelegt. …

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Italy: The election in Emilia Romagna – or How Europe is Constantly Dismantling Itself

Salvini will carry on, enormously strengthened, and sooner or later he will reach his goal.
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“Matteo Salvini has lost, his plan to overthrow the government has not worked.” This, or something similar, is the usual chorus of headlines in German papers after the regional election in Emilia Romagna. …

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