The German economy is widely considered to be the stabiliz-
ing force within the EU – and particularly within the eurozone.
Between 2010 and 2017, real GDP within the EU-28 grew at
around one percent yearly. During the same period, the Ger-
man economy grew at a rate of around two percent, a higher
rate than that observed in France and Italy.
The German government expects an upswing of up to two percent in 2018.