Complacent No More: It’s Time for Germany to Step Up

The days in which Germany can afford to be complacent are over. Europe’s largest economy needs to finally accept that it’s too big and important to simply sit on the sidelines. It needs to invest, innovate — and above all, lead.

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Author: Spiegel.de

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