Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania (compendium)

represented on this map of Central Europe and Germany.

leading position of Germany in Europe revealed more clearly after the unification of its western and eastern states. As a member of the European Union and NATO, the Federal Republic of Germany is a bridge between East and West, between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.

Germany - fourth (after USA, China and Japan) countries with the largest GDP and the lead in exports. The European Union is the leader on all levels. Germany - a highly developed post-industrial state, the main sectors which is a service industry and manufacturing. In an industry dominated by machinery (especially automobile, shipbuilding, aviation, machine tools), power, chemical industry. Widely known worldwide brands Mersedes , Audi , BMW , Porsche , Siemens , Adidas , Bayer has long been symbols of impeccable German quality and reliability.

country has a high intensity modern agriculture, which is

economic and geographical position of Central European countries that are represented on this map is very profitable. In the global economy, these countries belong to the transition economy countries with medium level of development. In the early 90-x gg States of the region (except Belarus) embarked on a radical reform in all spheres of public life. Significant progress toward a market economy have reached Slovakia, Poland and Lithuania. They belong to the industrial and agricultural countries. Industry is developing on their own resources and imported fuels. Special place in the industrial countries is mechanical engineering (production of manufacturing equipment, machine tool, automotive and precision engineering). Czech Republic belongs to the industrial countries (the share of industry in the structure of the national income accounts for 60%). Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Lithuania are members of NATO and the EU.

Belarus is also a country of transition, but it stands well below the economy. The reason for this gap in industrial relations from the post-Soviet countries, as well as in complex transformational processes taking place in this state. During the Soviet Belarus was kind assembling shop , working on a broad cooperative relations with enterprises of almost all the republics and CMEA countries. So now Belarus in its external economic relations focuses primarily on Russia and neighboring countries, speaking for the strengthening of integration processes in the CIS space.