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Macron joins hefty debate on Germany's economic direction

BERLIN • The German economy has created unprecedented wealth and prosperity, and is currently enjoying its lowest unemployment rate since unification 29 years ago.

But according to France - Germany's most important European neighbour - the German business model could soon be phased out.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 13, 2019, with the headline 'Macron joins hefty debate on Germany's economic direction'. Print Edition | Subscribe