World from Berlin 'Germany No Longer a Role Model for Europe'

Germany's next government is expected to shower the country with goodies including a minimum wage and an earlier retirement age. Editorialists warn the extra spending sends the wrong message and will be costly for the next generation.
Turning their backs on reforms? Sigmar Gabriel, Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer are the heads of the parties in the next German government.

Turning their backs on reforms? Sigmar Gabriel, Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer are the heads of the parties in the next German government.

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-- SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff