Graphic comparative presentation of the growth of the gross national product (BSP) in Europe in 2003:

Here it becomes already visible, that the growth of the Eastern European countries is highest.  They lie all, with few exceptions such as Poland, over the European average of 3%.

Only the countries Macedonia and Turkey have to book a decrease of the BSP.  Germany is only limited with 0,2% in the plus, exactly like Finland with 0,7% and Denmark with 0,9%.