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    Poor Germany: the gap between rich and poor widens

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    The 'Zeche Minister Stein' coal mine in Dortmund-Eving, Germany used to extract up to two million tons of anthracite coal at its peak. It was shut down in March 1987. A lot has changed since then.

    The Ruhr Region used to be the heart of Germany's coal and steel industry and was considered by many to be the driving force behind the German economic miracle.