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Is the German Economy Performing Better than the French Economy?

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ECIA Briefing - 03 March 2014

by Laurent Chalard
ECIA Fellow

Recently several analysts have pointed out how the German economic performance is
showing brighter results than the French economic system. Is this gap going to be bigger
and bigger? On the basis of the GDP variations from the beginning of the global crisis
till recent days, it is possible to observe the economic stagnation of Western Europe and
the huge differences among the countries. To this end the author divides European
countries into four groups, based on the economic growth.