Only Germans, perhaps, could feel they are "poor, but sexy" but when the then Berlin mayor coined the phrase
a little more than a decade ago he caught the mood of the country’s capital.

Although it is the largest economy in Europe, Germans were paying a heavy price for reunification after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transfer of the capital from Bonn back to Berlin in 1999. In a bid to provide jobs and reinvent itself, the…

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