Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
  • SPD economic policies: pretty much the trickle- down economics we see everywhere, with a slight touch of state intervention (proposal of a minimum wage etc.)

  • Merkel: she's stolen some of the SPD's positions and talking points (on family, the environment) and because she has to hold the coalition together, she's more centrist than any Chancellor we had. Not to the left.

  • living and working in Germany: I don't think of life as being cheap here, but as being repulsively expensive in, say, London. I've never been anywhere else for more than a month, so I guess it depends on what you compare it to. Official unemployment figures went down 16% in the last 12 months.

"If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles." Sun Tzu
by Turambar (sersguenda at hotmail com) on Mon Sep 3rd, 2007 at 03:24:07 AM EST
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