Germany in the economic driver's seat

Germany's pursuit of manufacturing perfection and cooperation between management and labor have made it Europe's economic leader.

Exterior view of the former train station of the small town Glashutte, taken on Thursday, May 26, 2012. Today here is the central office and the production site for the small parts for the movements for watches of watchmaker Nomos Glashutte housed. Nomos is one of only a few watchmakers worldwide with the designation of manufactory. Christian Burkert/Special to The Washington Times.

Exterior view of the former train station of the small town Glashutte, taken on Thursday, May 26, 2012. Today here is the central office and the production site for the small parts for the movements for watches of watchmaker Nomos Glashutte housed. Nomos is one of only a few watchmakers worldwide with the designation of manufactory. Christian Burkert/Special to The Washington Times.

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