"The government no longer has an eye on the future."

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The Grand Coalition's mid-term review is sobering. The focus of its work was on a costly expansion of the welfare state, not on the country's economic future.

Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of the VDMA, comments on the mid-term review of the Grand Coalition and the assessment of the German Council of Economic Experts:

"The Groko half-time balance is a piece of work that shows no courage for the future. Assessing the industrial policy performance leads to sobering results. CDU/CSU and SPD have clearly focused their work on a costly expansion of the welfare state, which is a heavy burden for future generations.

 

"The country's economic future is no longer in the sights of this government."

The country's economic future, on the other hand, is no longer firmly in the sights of this government. Right now, it should increase investments and at the same time create more possibilities  for private investment. This is confirmed by the assessment  of the German Council of Economic Experts. If this change doesn’t happen, the economic dent could get deeper."