The split between Western and Eastern Germans under Chancellor Angela Merkel has not been overcome. This is in anticipation of the visit of the German government in Moscow, to be held on may 2 “Tape.ru” said lead researcher, Center for German studies Institute of Europe Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Kamkin.
“In the East and West of the country remains different pensions and different levels of wages and opportunities. So, in the East a higher level of unemployment. The most depressed regions of the country is the territory of the former GDR. The people there are no special prospects of growth, therefore they leave to work in Western areas of the country. East Germany even migrants do not go”, — said the expert.
The analyst noted that some Federal lands included in the former GDR were still able to achieve a high level of economic development. “For example, the Federal state of Saxony, which has managed to break through the implementation of new technologies, green energy, IT technologies,” explained Kamkin.
He also added that in the Eastern part of Germany, the Germans often feel nostalgia for the GDR. “In the East prevail, and strong protests, the discontent, therefore, there are higher ratings right-wing parties,” explained lead researcher.
9 November 1989 the Berlin wall came down, separating the German Democratic Republic with the Federal Republic of Germany. The Germans who lived on different sides of the border, for years, dreamed of the restoration of the unity of the nation. However, when the unification of Germany occurred, it was found that over the years wall “Ossi” and “Vessey” (so call each other the inhabitants of the Eastern and Western parts of the country) were very different from each other. The situation was aggravated by the fact that the economy of East Germany was not able to compete with the West. Large enterprises of the former GDR were closed, people massively lost their jobs or were forced to change it to a less prestigious.