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Picture of Angela Merkel leaving Germany’s federal parliament Bundestag as her last term in office approaches its end

The economic legacy of Chancellor Angela Merkel

How good was Angela Merkel’s long leadership for Germany’s economy? How much added value have the enterprises of Europe’s powerhouse industry been able to generate under the chancellor’s policies? How has the labor force fared? Was her stewardship of the state finances responsible? The record shows successes and unaddressed structural challenges.

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