On Berlin Wall Anniversary, East-West Divisions Highlight Germany's Patchwork Economy

November 12, 2014 05:16 AM
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Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, unified Germany is often praised for its transformation into the richest country in Europe. But the economy is not without problems. In what was West Germany, questions are being asked over the continuing subsidies paid to the former East. And renewed tensions with the old Cold War adversary -- Russia -- threaten German exports and economic growth. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from Berlin.