Germany’s economic position: Challenges, opportunities and future policy

Philipp Steinberg, head of economic policy at the German economics ministry, joins Ellie Groves, OMFIF’s programmes manager for Europe, to discuss the structural challenges Germany faces. Their conversation details how Berlin is responding to the reality of digitalisation, geopolitical uncertainty, climate change and demographic shifts. The podcast ends with a discussion on the banking sector and setting these issues into the wider context of the euro area.

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