Germany: At The Mercy Of EU Institutions

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    Which cannot deal with it's problems, since it is unique and not a collective problem. Amazingly, The Guardian is pointing this out:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,3604,1442178,00.html

     
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    Have to agree with you onedomino, the news trickling out on EU is not what was expected. Will be interesting if it implodes before really getting off the ground.
     
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    to be fair the problem mainly is not the EU. In Germany under Kohl and Schroeder the status quo of the cradle to grave welfare state was
    defended by either one. Left and right. With the costs of the reunification
    and spending the treasure chest they set up the problem.

    Now it seems the high unemployment has got the public ready to accept
    cuts and a more pro industry friendly policies.

    A real life example for what still is wrong in Germany:

    A friend owns a Massage Parlor. One of his employes got pregnant and
    stopped coming in to work for about 4 month on phony doctors excuses.

    He was helpless to do anything. Then after the birth of the child
    the mother claimed to have to take care of the kid for another year.

    Meanwhile my friend is paying 2000 Euro a month to her for nothing.
    He then intended to fire her after the pregnancy protection was over.

    She sued him for discrimination and got 2 more paid years as part of a
    settlement in court.

    Thats why it is hard to run a small independent business in Germany.
     

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