Its a declining economy and will shrink in size in terms of being a trading partner. They are also not free trade friendly, ironic huh?
freitasm: And even more interesting: "Parents not liable for their son's illegal music sharing, German court rules"...
A German couple are not liable for the filesharing activities of their 13-year old son because they told him unauthorized downloading and sharing of copyrighted material was illegal, and they were not aware the boy violated this prohibition, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.
The parents met their parental obligations supervising a normally developed 13-year-old child by teaching him that filesharing is unlawful, the Federal Court of Justice ruled. The parents were not obliged to check up on the boy, or monitor his Internet behavior.