In East German rust-belt, economic fears boost far right

France 24 | Aug 16, 2019 at 5:21 AM
  • The community of 600 people in southern Brandenburg state near the Polish border is adjacent to one of the region’s biggest job providers, the coal-fired power plant Jaenschwalde.
  • And for many residents regional elections on September 1 in Brandenburg, as well as in neighbouring Saxony, will be another opportunity to register their protest.
  • Two years after German reunification, industrial production in the east had plummeted by 73 percent from 1989 levels.