I work at a small aircraft museum in the Florida Keys. the biggest share of our overseas visitors are from Germany. One group even included several Russians, now working in Germany.
If you keep squandering capital to subsidize the non productive consumption of Greeks and other fakers, mothball your nuclear power plants, waste even more capital on economically futile green projects, and raise taxes, just what did you expect? Financial gimmickry will never produce wealth. History will never confuse Frau Merkel with Lady Thatcher.
George Costanza knows all about shrinkage!