China has pursued an aggressive agenda on a number of digital issues. IW digitization expert Vera Demary discusses China's strategy for regulating the technology sector and its impact on European companies with EURACTIV.
Since the mid-1990s the economies of the five states of ex-communist Eastern Germany have been converging only slowly with the rest of the Republic, though the process has not come to a complete halt.
The economy in Germany becomes only slightly more digital in 2022 compared to 2021: The Digitalisation Index rises from 107.9 to 108.9 points. Following the sharp rise in 2021, digitalisation can be said to stagnate in 2022.