It has been a tough couple of years for Europe's economy.
Recession across the region has resulted in bail-outs for Greece and Ireland as well as concerns that the same may be needed for Portugal and possibly Spain.
But in the Eurozone, one economy stands out as others struggle to shake off slow growth.
Germany grew by 3.6% last year and is expected to grow by more than 2% this year.
Unemployment is falling and exports are booming.
Steve Evans reports.