"German fans first waved the black, red and gold flag during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. That's how long it took for them to be able to make a show of their national pride," writes the daily Jyllands-Posten. In the last 60 years Germany has also played a remarkable role internationally, the paper comments: "No one speaks out so strongly in support of the small EU members as Germany. This also benefited Denmark after the Danish rejection of the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992. And Germany always demonstrated such reserve in international affairs that paradoxically its former opponents finally had enough and prompted it to take a more active role. Only recently has Berlin begun to participate in UN military missions abroad. Germany is a success, a long string of democratic triumphs. If you consider where it was in 1945, it's no wonder the word 'miracle' is used so often to describe the country's new face."