German Of The Day: Vetternwirtschaft May 21, 2023 By Hermann Observer in Helplessness, Hard Facts, Hideology Tags: German, Language, Germany, Greens, Corruption, Politicians, Robert Habeck, Nepotism, Cronyism Leave a comment That means cronyism, nepotism. Those two are as thick as Green thieves. Or they were, at least. Germany’s star Robert Habeck brought down to earth by cronyism and boilers – Vice-chancellor’s unpopularity contrasts with the adulation he enjoyed for many years. The Green economy minister and vice-chancellor faced the darkest day in his 17 months in office on Wednesday when he was forced to sack one of his closest aides over a widening nepotism scandal.