The Financial Crisis Of Greece

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Over the 15 years the German has been widely viewed as the economic catalyst and stabilizer for its fellow European Union states. Even following the Financial Crisis in 2008, the German economy was able to bounce back quicker than neighboring Eurozone states the source of German success points to a high export led growth economy with a competitive manufacturing sector, lower unemployment, balanced budget, and low costs to borrow. With most economic indicators pointing to strong future growth, it remains to be seen whether a spillover effect occurs to the rest of the EU. Despite a number of reforms, EU countries continue to suffer due to lack of global competitiveness. In dire straits, Greece continues to leverage the support of the European Central Bank and Eurozone states to avoid another financial collapse. In support of Greece, Germany itself lent the country €56 billion, however Germany has begun to lose patience over Greece’s attempts to renegotiate terms of its bailout. As the German economy has persevered through economic turmoil, while Eurozone has struggled, Germany continues to be a shining light of prosperity in the European Union. Profile of German Economy As the largest economy in Europe, Germany has rebounded from the global crisis unlike any other country. Germany’s success stems from a strong export sector, low unemployment, strong housing and manufacturing sectors and a balanced budget. Prior to the crisis, Germany implemented a set of structural reforms
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