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L'Allemagne est mal en point : son économie est la moins performante de l'Euroland, l'élargissement de l'UE paraît être plus une menace qu'une occasion à saisir, la faiblesse de l'euro génère l'angoisse et Bruxelles veut réduire les subventions étatiques auxquelles on s'était si bien habitué. Il semble que tout va mal. Les mauvais résultats de l'Allemagne en matière économique ne sont pas un produit de l'imagination mais une réalité. Selon les chiffres du FMI, entre 1993 et 2000 la croissance au sein de l'UE fut en moyenne de 2,3%, contre 1,7% seulement pour l'Allemagne. Cette année, l'écart va probablement se creuser davantage. Ce qui est encore plus irritant, c'est de voir que la France (la France ! On entend déjà les grognements désapprobateurs) s'en sort bien mieux que l'Allemagne. Après la Coupe du monde, c'est l'économie ! Pourquoi la France connaît-elle une croissance supérieure à celle de l'Allemagne, alors que, pour paraphraser Mao, les deux pays vivent sous la même lune ? Tous deux bénéficient des mêmes opportunités et sont confrontés aux mêmes difficultés. Les politiciens français sont-ils plus intelligents ? Plus dynamiques ? Non, mais ils sont peut-être plus habiles. Ils parlent souvent d’
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