Europe votes: Is the German recession fuelling Euroscepticism? | EUROtoday

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Talking Europe


In the scope of our protection of the European elections, we are going to broadcast a collection of applications by which we will likely be taking a more in-depth have a look at a selected nation or group of member states to find out what points voters care about. We begin with the Eurozone’s largest financial system: Germany. With its robust trade, a inhabitants of 84 million and 96 seats on the European Parliament, the nation is the main political and financial power within the EU. But it is usually dealing with a disaster: Germany is in recession as its GDP dropped 0.3 p.c in 2023. In flip, concern has kicked in, with many citizens blaming the EU for its laws and the Afd far proper get together floating the concept of a “Dexit” and rising within the polls. Can the German financial system get well? What affect does its shrinking financial system have on the remainder of the Union? And how does this case have an effect on votes?

Programme produced by Perrine Desplats, Sophie Samaille and Agnès Le Cossec