Immediately after the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings, AICGS Non-resident Senior Fellow Peter Rashish dials in from across the Atlantic for a discussion with AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera on the questions and concerns that emerged from the gathering in Washington. Amid a dimmed growth outlook for the global economy, there are multiple challenges ahead for the European economies. The two experts agree that while fiscal and monetary policy remain an indispensable part of much needed reforms, the completion of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will offer export-powerhouse Germany new growth opportunities in a comparatively robust U.S. economy. Both articulate that the successful revival of European economies also depends on the integrity of the EU as well as preventing a potential Brexit.

Alexander Privitera is the Executive Director of the European Institute and a Senior Fellow at AICGS.
Alexander Privitera Peter S. Rashish is a Senior Advisor at Transnational Strategy Group LLC, a Washington-based international business and government affairs consultancy, and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at AICGS.