Leistungen und Defizite der Wirtschaftspolitik in Ostdeutschland. Ein Bericht über die Tagung
More than ten years after the German reunification the eastern part of Germany is still less developed than the "former" Federal Republic of Germany. This article includes a report about the conference "Reconstruction East" which has taken place from 16-18 March 2007 in Tutzing. Many experts discussed failures and efforts after the German reunification. As a result, it was summarised that the process of German reunification is more successful than it seems to be. Yet, in some western German and European regions we can denote phenomena which are similar to the development in East Germany. Against this background we need a straightforward discussion about the relevant regions. This article deals, firstly, with the East German economy before and after the reunification. Secondly, convergence processes are described. Finally, we illustrate schemes of an improvement of the current situation.