With other European countries in financial turmoil, Germany seems to be one EU member state who runs a tight ship. Angela Merkel was instrumental in the Greek bailout, and her government played a part in the Irish rescue earlier this week. But jo just how well is Germany's own economy doing? As France 24 discovered, while the Bundestag might be able to help other countries, the German people themselves are not immune from painful austerity measures.
Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett