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 MSN Encarta - West Germany
Germany, West, common name of a former republic of central Europe, bordered on the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; on the east by the former East Germany and the Czech Republic; on the south by Austria and Switzerland; and on the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
It was established officially as the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; German Bundesrepublik Deutschland) on September 21, 1949, as one of two successor states—East Germany (officially the German Democratic Republic, or GDR) being the other—to the nation of Germany after its defeat in World War II (1939-1945).
The official capital of Germany, Berlin (formerly the capital of East Germany), is scheduled to take over some of the federal government functions by the year 2000.
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 The Militant - 2/2/98 -- `Euro' Looks Likely, But Will Be Weak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although Italian prime minister Romano Prodi was forced to resign over a package of austerity measures in the fall 1997, he was able to restore his government with only minor changes in the package.
A layer of prominent politicians in Germany have argued for delaying the EMU start if the criteria are not strictly met, including Bundesbank chief Hans Tietmeyer; the prime minister of Bavaria, Edmund Stoiber; and Gerhard Schroder, one of the two contesting candidates for German chancellor in the next elections for the social democratic party.
A bad sign for British prime minister Anthony Blair's government was its failure to win the right to attend the "informal" meetings of the finance ministers of the states that are to join the EMU from the start when they discuss questions concerning the Euro.
www.themilitant.com /1998/624/624_13.html   (1853 words)

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Behind this blatant disregard for the economic conditions of membership is the reality that the EMU has become more political than economic.
Germany thought it has been decided that Wim Duisenberg, a Dutchman who currently heads the European Monetary Institute (the forerunner of the ECB), would head Europe's new central bank.
But late last year, French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin insisted that the head of the ECB be a Frenchman, Jean-Claude Trichet, currently the governor of the Bank of France.
www.reed-electronics.com /eb-mag/index.asp?layout=articlePrint&articleID=CA67919   (956 words)

 Germany Info: Government & Politics: Statements & Speeches
We Germans are united in peace and freedom, respected around the world as a leader in the economic and cultural spheres and have the best chances (for moving into the future).
Germany is not standing still as a business location -- it is moving forward.
The results of summit meetings and foreign ministers' councils often cannot be summarized in catchy slogans.
www.germany-info.org /relaunch/politics/speeches/012298.html   (1745 words)

 International Economy, The: Germany's psychosis of defeat: a long-time admirer tells how Germany, like the United ...
And the decline of Germany's economy and Germany's role in the world is all but inevitable unless dramatic reforms are taken very soon.
It is a place so weakened economically and so riddled with outdated operating methods that it threatens the prosperity of Europe, the Euro-Atlantic alliance, and the global balance of economic power.
Despite Germany's reputation for technical prowess, it places exactly in the middle of the top thirteen OECD countries with regard to the share of researchers in the workforce.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2633/is_4_18/ai_n8686564   (1405 words)

 OECD Observer: Trade: concessions count
The removal of existing barriers to trade leads to greater prosperity: economic studies are based on the belief that a reduction of trade barriers by a third inagriculture, services and manufactured goods can produce economic gains amounting to US$613 billion, equivalent to the GDP of Canada, a G7 country.
Germany has a particular interest in changing this situation and enabling developing countries to play a greater part in international trade.
Germany managed to ensure that the “Everything but Arms” initiative was successfully adopted as part of EU policy in February 2001.
www.oecdobserver.org /news/fullstory.php/aid/536.html   (1525 words)

 [PRISONACT] German official draws criticism over prison remark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
EST) - Germany's economics minister has drawn criticism from the opposition and an influential newspaper for saying the United States has a lower jobless rate partly because it jails a larger percentage of people than Germany.
Germany's jobless rate stands above 10 percent because of a slumping economy, which could hurt Schroeder in a tough re-election battle this year.
Economics Ministry spokesman Frank Bonaldo said Mueller made the remark during a wider discussion with reporters on why Germany's jobless rate is higher than that in the United States.
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 Federal Minister for Economics and Labour (Germany) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Federal Minister for Economics and Labour is the member of the German cabinet in charge of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Labour.
The post is due to be divided into an Economics ministership, to be filled by Edmund Stoiber, and a Labor ministership, to be filled by an SPD appointment, according to what has been revealed of the terms of Angela Merkel's grand coalition agreement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minister_of_Economics_and_Labour_(Germany)   (113 words)

 Bavarian Premier Moves to Berlin | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 10.10.2005
However, Stoiber's recipe for success, with a mix of direct-talking social conservatism and modern economics, of the widely touted "laptops and lederhosen" model, is unlikely to fit so comfortably with Germany as a whole.
Finally, his economic reputation in Bavaria is not quite as pristine as his Christian Social Union (CSU) party likes to portray it, with question marks, for example, over the role of the conservative regional government in the fall of the once-sprawling Kirch media empire.
Germany's first chancellor candidate from the east, Angela Merkel, ran into fresh electoral problems in the crucial ex-communist states Thursday after a key ally bashed the region's "frustrated" voters.
www.dw-3d.de /dw/article/0,1564,1736842,00.html   (779 words)

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Germany's economics minister last week reinforced Europe's desire for a Millennium Round, especially as it relates to job creation.
Germany froze any new development funds for India (about DM $27 million), and Denmark said it will limit its aid to US$28 million and curtailed plans to double its aid commitment by 2002.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa last week said the social impacts of liberalization and economic reform must be kept in the forefront in WTO negotiations.
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 EBF Articles on Europe Business Management European Economics Human Resources & Strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was based on neo-liberal theories and introduced by Ludwig Erhard, the first conservative post-war economics minister in West Germany.
Professor Karl Schiller, the brilliant Social Democratic Economics Minister, defined the role of the state as an enabler of enterprise and people and as a guardian of the free market.
Globalisation, meanwhile, happened right at Germany's door - a work hour in Poland costs one tenth of the one in Germany - so it is small wonder that jobs, particularly labour intensive, unskilled ones have migrated to the east.
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 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Abdelaziz Bouteflika met with Gerhard Schroeder
Germany will work with Algeria to combat "terrorism" within the framework of German law and international conventions, Schroeder said.
Bouteflika didn't mention the conflict in his remarks or during an earlier speech to about 100 delegates at the Association of German Industry, where he assured his audience that the performance of the Algerian economy and the government's determination to push on with reforms were a guarantee to foreign investors.
Also at that meeting, Germany's deputy economics minister said Algeria's liberalization and privatisation drive should include the most attractive industries.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nte11993.htm   (370 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Germany's economy fights red tape
Germany's economy is in trouble, consumer confidence is low, but politicians are struggling to find a recipe for growth.
This is despite the fact that unemployment in Germany recently went over the psychologically important five million mark - and the government says next month's figures will show another increase in the dole queue.
Now they are hoping that a scandal over tourist visas, which were awarded to economic migrants and women traffickers in the Ukraine, will damage the government and help them recover, but there is a broader mood of disillusion with politicians in general.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/4284999.stm   (941 words)

 Forbes: Remembering the man - but not the message.(Germany celebrates centennial of economics minister Ludwig Erhard, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Remembering the man - but not the message.(Germany celebrates centennial of economics minister Ludwig Erhard, but has forgotten his policies of deregulation and tax cuts)(Brief Article)(Editorial)
GERMANY IS CELEBRATING the centennial of the birth of Ludwig Erhard, the post-World War II economics minister who made possible the country's extraordinary reemergence as an economic powerhouse.
Next year marks the 50th an-niversary of what he is most remembered for, creating the deutsche mark.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:19377703&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (211 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Berlin, June 19: “Lazy Germans” might seem like an oxymoron, but not to Germany’s economics minister, who said yesterday his compatriots take too many holidays and are damaging the country’s prospects, reports The Daily Telegraph.
Germany's economy is one of the worst performing of all industrial countries and it has the lowest growth rate in Europe.
Unemployment, at 10.4 per cent, is at the highest level since German reunification, and Germany tops the table for freizeit, or free time.
www.telegraphindia.com /1030620/asp/foreign/story_2086342.asp   (375 words)

 Invest in Germany: The right choice for the European market
Germany recently passed a series of new laws to jump-start its economy.
To meet this challenge, the country has passed several laws to promote private pension schemes that are intended as a supplement to the state-funded retirement system.
Furthermore, the government has allowed the level of pension contributions to the state-funded scheme to be held steady at 19.5 percent of gross income for 2004 in order to stabilize non-wage labor costs.
www.investingermanygmbh.net /en/news/magazine/2004_08/_html/artikel_03.htm   (612 words)

 InternationalReports.net : Eastern Germany
The east German state of Thuringia ranks at the top of the list in terms of its rate of economic growth of all new federal states.
That fact has earned the state the "Economic Model State of the East" award that was presented by the Institute of the German Economy in Cologne last year.
The percentage of exports have climbed from an average of 20% to nearly 50% making the state of Thuringia number one in eastern Germany.
www.internationalreports.net /europe/easterngermany/2001/economics.html   (671 words)

 Germans 'Take Too Many Holidays'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Social Democrat, impatiently trying to push through economic reform against strong opposition, not least in his own party, has gained support from economics experts who say a cut in holidays or a one-hour increase in the working week could boost the economy, now close to recession, by 1.6 per cent.
Economic analysts have predicted increased growth of 0.5 per cent next year, when several public holidays are due at weekends, said Mr Clement.
My fondest memory of Germany was trying to get a loaf of bread on a Saturday close to closing time and they refused to sell it to me because the store was closed.
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 American Metal Market: E. Germany looks West for steel industry help
LONDON-Gerhard Pohl, East Germany's economics minister, this week asked the European Economic Commission for aid to modernize his country's steel sector, making it clear that the industry depends on Western investment for its survival in the 1990s.
About 40 percent of East Germany's crude steel is still produced with open hearth furnaces while 28 percent is produced with oxygen steel works and 30 percent with electric-arc furnaces, according to GSF estimates.
That compares with exports to West Germany of 870,000 tons and to Europe of nearly 300,000 tons in 1987, according to GSF estimates.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3MKT/is_n135_v98/ai_9181329   (1380 words)

That being said, yet another report (via AFP) is stating that Germany's involvement in illegal exports to Iraq is even more treacherous than initially thought.
Reforms are on the table, but the minister responsible for the report cautioned, "The huge ship tanker [that is the] Bundeswehr can't be maneuvered arbitrarily." Some reforms may have already gone too far.
I've posted before on the ridiculous proposition that the struggles of integrating former East Germany with the West are America's fault.
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 G8 Research Group. Team Germany Compliance Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a statement made at a World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference on 9 December 1996, Germany's Federal Minister of Economics, Mr.
Gunter Rexrodt, outlined Germany's commitments to further liberalize the world trading system - an aim that is shared with the focus of the decisions of the Uruguay Round.
More specifically, Germany wants all industrialized nations, as well as emerging economies, to grant LDC's total free access to their markets.
g7.utoronto.ca /evaluations/1997denver/compliance/germany/gertra.htm   (272 words)

 REGIERUNGonline - Automobile industry a driving force for growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The automobile industry is a key driving force for economic growth in eastern Germany.
Under a program initiated in 2002 under the heading 'Network Management in Eastern Germany' funding is provided for the formation of regional networks of SMEs and industry-related research establishments in the eastern states.
Economics Minister Clement summed it up this way: "Since 1991 a total of around 2.2 billion euros in funding has been provided to promote the establishment of about a thousand automotive manufacturing and components supply companies in eastern Germany.
www.bundesregierung.de /en/Latest-News/Information-from-the-Governmen-,10157.859509/artikel/Automobile-industry-a-driving-.htm   (554 words)

 Did any major power NOT fund the Kostunica campaign?
Germany said on Saturday it had supported the Yugoslav opposition with millions of marks in financial aid.
Economics Minister Werner Mueller promised in an interview with Bild am Sonntag newspaper to be published on Sunday that Yugoslavia would receive ``immediate aid'' from the EU.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Thorbjoern Jagland arrived in Belgrade early on Saturday and met with Kostunica, who was to be sworn in at a ceremony later in the day.
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 12/05/01 -- Minister confident Germany will reach Kyoto target   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Germany has already reached 18.7 percentage points of the target to reduce by 2012 the emission of the six most important greenhouse gases by 21 per cent compared with 1990, Trittin said in Berlin on Wednesday [5 December].
The environment minister stressed that climate protection and the simultaneous opting out of nuclear energy also have economic advantages.
Economics Minister Werner Mueller (unaffiliated) had rejected this in his Energy Report by pointing to competitive disadvantages.
www.climateark.org /articles/2001/4th/micogerm.htm   (422 words)

 Ministerial Section
Ministers from the seven largest industrialized economies and Russia (G- 8) met this past weekend in Birmingham, England for their annual summit, where the focus was on fighting crime and doing more to relieve debt in the world's poorest countries.
Habibie's position as president is precarious as momentum grows for dramatic political and economic reform in Indonesia.
With the political and economic situation evolving daily in Indonesia, it is difficult to know if and when the IMF will make its next loan disbursement.
www.ictsd.org /ministerial/geneva/story17-05-98.htm   (5591 words)

 German Labor Minister Wants To Make Firing and Hiring Easier | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 22.01.2003
The German government is seeking to revive its effort to work with unions and employers in its "Alliance for Jobs" initiative to spur employment, but a proposal to make layoffs easier is facing opposition from unions.
Germany's "super minister" for Economics and Labor, Wolfgang Clement of the Social Democrats (SPD), has sparked a war of words -- even within his own party -- by suggesting the country's strict labor laws be eased in order to encourage German companies to hire more workers.
Terminations are regulated by a series of complicated rules that discourage companies from paring staff, even in times of economic uncertainty.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,,760983,00.html   (580 words)

 Berlin Worried About Aventis Takeover | Business | Deutsche Welle | 28.01.2004
Germany’s economics minister expressed concern Wednesday that a proposed takeover of French pharmaceutical maker Aventis SA could lead to a loss of German jobs.
At the same time Wolfgang Clement said he is not hoping for a "white knight" to save Aventis from rival Sanofi-Synthelabo SA.
Clement denied an earlier report that Germany was helping to find a "white knight" for the French-based company.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,,1099285,00.html   (183 words)

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