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В выборе нового экономического курса для Франции президент, Николя Саркози, не ограничен лишь англо-американским неолиберализмом и умирающей французской моделью социальной защиты. Есть и другие жизнеспособные альтернативы, одна из которых - немецкая модель. Германия, в конце концов, сегодня является одной из наиболее быстро развивающихся стран в евро-зоне. Таким образом, кое-что она должна делать правильно.

И это «кое-что» является достаточно конкурентоспособным на мировом рынке. Немецкая конкурентоспособность появилась не на пустом месте. Она является результатом огромного корпоративного реструктурирования, в течение последних нескольких лет, которое увеличило производительность труда и готовность немецких профсоюзов принять сдержанное увеличение заработной платы. Потребовалось несколько лет, чтобы сопротивление профсоюзов превратилось в здравую конкурентоспособность, но все же это произошло.

Даже в сегодняшнее время растущего оптимизма относительно немецкой экономики, национальные профсоюзы показывают себя с умеренной стороны. IG Metall – крупнейший промышленный профсоюз Германии - который представляет интересы 3,4 миллионов рабочих-металлистов, а так же рабочих электронной и автомобильной промышленностей - практически готов согласиться на ежегодное увеличение заработной платы приблизительно на 3,3% в 2007 и 2008 годах; данный расчет, в общем, рассматривается, как «уравновешенный и допустимый».

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