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Germany's economy shows its structural limits

15.01.2019

Stefan Kooths is missing reforms in order to improve the competitiveness of the German industrial location.

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(...) Germany is also suffering from weak infrastructure. Delivery problems linked to the low level of the Rhine have reminded us of the fact that alternative transport infrastructures to inland waterways – the train and especially the road – suffer from decades of under-investment. "The problem has been well taken into account by the state, but the modernization that has been undertaken recently has the effect in the short term of reducing production, because roads and roads must be closed"says Stefan Kooths, chief economist at the Kiel Institute. The Internet and telephone network is not at the forefront.

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