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IS Merkel to he left of most major left-wing European parties...

And what about the SPD and its economic policies.. are they sound??

I msut say I love Germany.. and I think that east Germany is a great palce to live.. if you ahve a  job... so.. is this the main goal of any german economic policy...

Everyday life is nto expensive.. flat are cheap.. houses are cheap... and compared to average salaries icnredibly cheap..... so everybody says that the key point is having a job. this is what I got form my twoo-week visit to spanish friends in east Germany (berlin, Jena, erfurt)...

what do you think??

great diary.....

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sun Sep 2nd, 2007 at 02:56:43 PM EST
I should put together my Frankfurt holiday diary soon...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Sep 2nd, 2007 at 04:48:19 PM EST
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  • 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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