From this position, we are intertwined with our neighbouring countries, but also the global economic growth regions, like almost no other region in Europe. The foreign trade figures very clearly reveal our state s integration into the global economy. Especially local industry is a reliable consumer of products from abroad. They are frequently pioneers for new technologies and global trends.
Naturally, he says, politics is not just about spending money—witness his pay cuts for civil servants. Now he has five more years in which to prove his point.
But Mr Wowereit did well in Berlin. He may now swap his coalition partner, the Left Party, for the Greens. His big task is to help Berlin avoid the s fate of Washington, DC: After unification in Berliners hoped to regain their role of industrial hub and gateway to central Europe.
Instead, the city lost two-thirds of its jobs in manufacturing, which now employs fewer thanin a population of 3. Berlin resembles a glitzy shopping mall with lots of smart boutiques but no anchor tenant. During the cold war both halves of the city were heavily subsidised, but the money dried up after unification.
The legacy was one of uncompetitive firms, a huge bureaucracy and an ingrained welfare mentality. Heavyweight firms that moved out aftersuch as Siemens and Deutsche Bank, saw no reason to return. Signs of poverty are everywhere. One-third of children in Berlin are poor.
Yet a new economy is gradually emerging. Hip Prenzlauer Berg is now home to a bevy of small fashion designers. Farther south is Adlershof, a sprawling technology park.
Jobs in software, media and advertising are growing fast. Berlin now has a mix of technology, talent and tolerance that attracts skilled people and breeds growth. Since the glamour of the football World Cup final in July, barely a week has passed without a big event.
Twenty-somethings jet in on low-cost airlines for the all-night club scene. There is a relaxed openness not found in straiter-laced European capitals.
All of which may make one wonder why Berlin is not booming already. Almost half of Berliners live on benefits.
Mechanisms for turning an idea into a product are underdeveloped; there is no private venture capital, and most firms are conservative. The city has yet to sell its public-housing agencies. It boasts of offering a one-stop service for investors, but local municipalities have plenty of red tape of their own.
At the top, too, there is room for improvement. Berlin does not always do its best to attract skilled staff.
Many foreign teachers, for instance, are denied equal pay, since their credentials are not accepted as of equal worth; this makes it far harder for bilingual schools to retain staff.
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