, Volume 67, Number 4

Jens Bastian
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Jens Bastian is a Visiting Fellow working on the Political Economy of South East Europe at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford. He is also Senior Economic Research Fellow at the Athens-based think tank ELIAMEP.

As the German economic situation continues to improve, well into the second year of an impressive recovery, the drivers of the country's economic growth are manifold and suggest sustainability over time. As the German economy motors forward, registering an unprecedented 6.1 percent first quarter 2011 gross domestic product (GDP) performance, the positive spillover effects on overall employment levels and declining unemployment are following suit.

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