20 Years After Reunification Eastern Germany on the Road to Western Prosperity

Almost two decades since East and West Germany merged, a new study shows that eastern states are catching up with their western neighbors. The standard of living in the former East Germany has improved significantly since the fall of the Wall, though it still trails the west.
A warehouse worker in the city of Halle in the former East Germany: The gap between east and west is narrowing, a new survey shows.

A warehouse worker in the city of Halle in the former East Germany: The gap between east and west is narrowing, a new survey shows.

Foto: Z1005 Waltraud Grubitzsch/ dpa
jas -- with wire reports