Latest update: 14/05/2012
Exporting the German model?
The debate about growth in Europe is in full swing - with more and more talk of growth, rather than austerity. In Germany, many say growth can only be found through structural reform - such as labour market reforms passed by Gerhard Schröder's government a decade ago. These so-called Hartz reforms are widely credited with gradually reducing unemployment - but many say they have caused problems as well, with low paid part-time jobs becoming the norm.