Eurozone at a crossroads (again): A conversation with Wolfgang Schäuble
What are the next steps in the European project? Will it go forward or backward? What will happen to Greece? What is Germany’s role as the strongest and biggest economy in Europe? What is it doing to spur investment and growth? What must other European economies do to promote growth and cohesion in Europe in today’s global context? On April 16, Wolfgang Schäuble, who has been Germany’s finance minister since 2009 and is at the center of current economic policy conversations, discussed key economic policy issues in Germany and in Europe at the Brookings Institution.
This event was sponsored jointly by the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe, Global Economy and Development program, and Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy. Brookings President Strobe Talbott introduced Minister Schäuble. Following Schäuble’s remarks, he was joined in conversation by David Wessel and Kemal Derviş, vice president and director of Global Economy.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.