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Germany pushes for infrastructure boost

Mayors from across country call for increase in state spending on new buildings and highways to help improve economy.

Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 08:41
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Germany's economy is the powerhouse of Europe, but there are fears its industries could become uncompetetive if more is not spent on the country's infrastructure.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has built her reputation on balancing the budget, but now many want her to become more flexible in government spending on new buildings.

Mayors from across the country have met in Berlin, Germany's capital,  to push for an increase in spending on highways and waterways, saying that the economy depends on it.

Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Niederfinow in north-eastern Germany.

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