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What is the biggest concern for the investor looking at Europe?
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What are your specific geopolitical concerns?
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Let’s unpack this situation from an economic perspective. In terms of growth, what are the challenges to the European economy?
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Are you seeing this in Germany, which has been driving Europe’s economy?
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Ian, if you listen to Ron the economic picture sounds pretty bleak. Is there, at least on the political front, a growth party across Europe that can help reignite the economy?
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What is the role of political uncertainty in Europe, and how will sanctions against Russia play out in the long term?
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Ron, what’s your perspective on Russia and political uncertainty in Europe?
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What about hydraulic fracturing? Is there a chance this technology will make the Europeans look at their energy options in a new way?
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Moving back to economics, given what we’ve seen in the last few months, what do you think the conditions are in Europe for a new approach to QE or some kind of monetary stimulus?
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Are there other tools that can stimulate the economy?
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Where do you see Germany both geopolitically and economically? Is there a new geopolitical trend in Germany?

Wexler

Ron Wexler - Macro Economic Analyst, Global Equities, Citadel

Ron Wexler is a Macro Economic Analyst at Citadel. Since joining in 2006, he has served in a number of capacities. In his current role as Global Equities Macro Analyst, Mr. Wexler provides proprietary research and view across the Global Equities platform. Prior to joining Citadel, Mr. Wexler served as an Economist and Strategist at Merrill Lynch Research. Mr. Wexler received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from McGill University.

Bremmer

Ian Bremmer - President and Founder of Eurasia Group

Ian Bremmer is the President and Founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is a prolific thought leader and author, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications. Dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by the Economist, he teaches classes on the discipline as a global research professor at New York University. His latest book focuses on the future of America’s role in the world and will be released in May 2015.