The Motherland http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22632/all en Why Germany can’t stop worrying and love inflation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120814/germany-inflation-euro-crisis <p>BERLIN &mdash; When Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble suggested Germany could live with slightly higher inflation &mdash; to ease the euro crisis &mdash; a newspaper screamed &ldquo;Inflation Alarm!&rdquo; over a photo of a trillion-mark note from the hyperinflation-wracked Weimar Republic of the 1920s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120814/germany-inflation-euro-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know The Motherland Business Debt Crisis Germany Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Siobhan Dowling 5716044 at http://www.globalpost.com To Hell with Hitler http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120824/germany-euro-crisis <p>BERLIN &mdash; Young Germans increasingly take the European Union for granted. Their voices will become more influential as the deepening euro crisis begins to slow Germany&rsquo;s prodigious economic growth ahead of elections next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120824/germany-euro-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Motherland Debt Crisis Germany Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:00:14 +0000 Siobhan Dowling 5717108 at http://www.globalpost.com Euro crisis dispute takes center stage in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120827/euro-crisis-germany <p>BERLIN &mdash; A surprisingly contentious debate among economists has grabbed public attention as international lenders are preparing to make a series of crucial decisions that may save or break the euro in the coming weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120827/euro-crisis-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Motherland Debt Crisis Germany Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:00:16 +0000 Sumi Somaskanda 5717367 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese investors snap up German industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120828/chinese-investors-snap-german-industry <p>BERLIN &mdash; Chinese investors are on a shopping spree in Germany, and in one sector in particular: the legendary Mittelstand &mdash; small and mid-sized companies that provide the backbone of Europe&rsquo;s strongest and wealthiest economy. It may change the culture of a sector that has traditionally been wary of outsiders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120828/chinese-investors-snap-german-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies The Motherland Germany Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Sumi Somaskanda 5717519 at http://www.globalpost.com Did landmark labor reforms pave Germany’s success? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120829/Germany-reform-Merkel-Schroeder-euro-crisis <p>BERLIN &mdash; Germany is telling stricken EU countries to undertake the kind of sweeping labor reform it enacted a decade ago. Some believe it helps explain the country&rsquo;s economic success, others that it changed society for the worse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120829/Germany-reform-Merkel-Schroeder-euro-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Motherland Debt Crisis Germany Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Siobhan Dowling 5717683 at http://www.globalpost.com