The German Finance Minister admits that Germany is “the tired man of Europe”

The German Finance Minister admits that Germany is “the tired man of Europe”

BERLIN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 15: German Finance Minister Christian Lindner makes a statement to the media at the Chancellery following the government’s weekly cabinet meeting on November 15, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. At issue was a ruling by the German Constitutional Court declaring that the coalition government’s transfer of federal funds in 2021 originally intended to mitigate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic but not used for climate change mitigation measures was illegal. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Germany’s finance minister on Friday offered a new metaphor for his country’s faltering economy, after months of debate over whether Europe’s traditional power has become the “sick man of Europe.”

“I know what some of you are thinking, perhaps Germany is a sick man. Germany is not a sick man,” Christian Lindner told World Economic Forum delegates at a Bloomberg panel on Friday.

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