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Europe 25 years later, western Germany is still pumping money to the east

Since the Berlin Wall fell, the west has transferred some $1.8 trillion eastward – and counting. Many in other struggling regions think it's time to reconsider.

By Isabelle de PommereauCorrespondent / April 19, 2014

Michael Sohn / AP

The German city of Görlitz, located in the east on the border with Poland, boasts a revitalized center, boosted by generous federal funds. But it has struggled to build a robust job base or stem a massive exodus of the young.