Germans using public transport
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

German middle class feels squeeze

Middle class Germans are beginning to feel a noticeable squeeze on their finances, as even their country's economy struggles to keep up with the uncertain global economic situation.

Pay is not keeping pace with inflation and combined with reduced help for the unemployed, life is becoming much more difficult for people who would previously have considered themselves comfortably off.

Steve Evans reports from Berlin.

  • 07 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe