Germany

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Wirtschaftliche Phänomene beschreibt man gerne mit Metaphern, die mit Wasser zu tun haben: Geld »fließt«, Wohlfahrtsgewinne »sickern« zu den Armen durch, Geld»quellen« »sprudeln« oder »versiegen«, Kapital »strömt« …
SOCIAL WATCH
DEUTSCHLAND
REPORT 2009

Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:30.

In view of global crises, human rights must be enforced against economic interests!

This Wednesday 18 November, the Germany Social Watch Report 2009, Globale Krisen – Soziale Folgen und politische Konsequenzen (Global Crises - Social impact and political consequences) will be launched in the Convention center in the building of the Federal Press, Room 0107
Schiffbauerdamm 40, corner Reinhardtstr. 55, 10117 Berlin

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HANDELN STATT VERSPRECHEN - SOZIALE GERECHTIGKEIT UND ARMUTSBEKÄMPFUNG
The German Government’s crisis management strategy does not include social or indeed ecological goals. Its stimulus packages and tax cuts are socially inequitable; layoffs and the rise in part-time workers are revealing the ugly face of deregulation. Although German ODA has increased and commitments for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2009 are higher than ever before, they are still insufficient. Declarations of Chancellor Angela Merkel may promise a new approach in international relations, but in practice, the Government’s crisis management policies have been focused on the G20.
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