On May 23, the Center on the U.S. and Europe (CUSE) and Global Economy and Development at Brookings, with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, hosted German Vice-Chancellor Philipp Rösler for an address on the prospects for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In his remarks, Dr. Rösler explored the direction of EU-U.S. negotiations on TTIP and the current state of transatlantic economic relations in an increasingly globalized world.
From 2001 until 2003, Dr. Philipp Rösler worked as a doctor and medical officer of the Federal Armed Forces. In 2003, Dr. Rösler was elected to the state parliament of Lower Saxony and remained a member of this parliament and chairman of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) state parliamentary group until 2009. At the beginning of 2009, he was appointed minister of Economics, Labor and Transport and deputy minister-president of the State of Lower Saxony. In October 2009 he joined the federal government as federal minister of Health. He has been federal minister of Economics and Technology, federal chairman of the FDP and vice-chancellor since May 2011.
Senior Fellow and CUSE Director Fiona Hill provided introductory remarks and moderated the discussion.