A V-Shaped Recovery Stimulus Measures Have Helped German Economy Buck the Corona Crisis

Berlin has earmarked more than 1 trillion euros in cash and loans to help the country escape the worst economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the measures have worked - for now. On the long term, though, some strategies could hinder an upswing.
German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier

German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier

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"Politicians can rightly be proud."

Christoph Schmidt, president of RWI Essen

"The federal government runs the risk that many of its measures will have a pro-cyclical effect."

Lars Feld, chair of the German Council of Economics Experts

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