Letter from Berlin SPD Tries to Leave Reformist Past Behind

The Agenda 2010 package of reforms German Social Democrats pushed through a decade ago played a huge role in the country's ability to weather recent economic crises. But the party itself has yet to recover -- and has abdicated its previous role as a driver of modernization.
The SPD still hasn't recovered from the far-reaching job-market and social welfare reforms it passed a decade ago.

The SPD still hasn't recovered from the far-reaching job-market and social welfare reforms it passed a decade ago.

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