Six-Point Growth Plan Berlin Proposes European Special Economic Zones

With Europe beginning to look for alternatives to its exclusive focus on austerity, the German government has developed a six-point plan to foster economic growth in Europe, SPIEGEL has learned. Included in the proposal is the creation of special economic zones in struggling euro-zone countries.
Dark clouds gather over the Acropolis in Athens: Germany is preparing a plan that could give tax breaks and create special economic zones in countries like Greece.

Dark clouds gather over the Acropolis in Athens: Germany is preparing a plan that could give tax breaks and create special economic zones in countries like Greece.

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