Berlin pushes parents to make more babies
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A blossoming economy, rosy employment figures, and a society where everything seems to work - Germany seems the ideal country to settle down with a family. And yet Germans are reluctant to have children. Despite a hefty €200 billion of public money behind its family policy, Germany has one of the lowest birth rates in Europe. With a general election now looming, political parties are scrambling to offer families - or potential parents - more incentives.