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How Europe mounted a united economic response to the pandemic

Ian Bremmer looks at how 27 nations in the European Union were able to put aside decades of inter-continental grievances and come together to aggressively and almost immediately respond to the economic toll wrought by the coronavirus. One person, in particular, played an outsize role in bringing about that unlikely outcome: Christine Lagarde.

Watch the episode: Christine Lagarde, Leading Europe's United Economic Pandemic Response

Will things in Europe get worse before they get better?

"The jury is out" European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde says when asked if things in Europe will get economically worse before they get better. "All I know is that it's going to be a journey, and probably a long journey." Her conversation with Ian Bremmer is part of a new GZERO World episode.

Christine Lagarde: The uncertain fate of Europe’s economic recovery

"I'd like to say that the recovery is underway but that it is uncertain, incomplete and uneven." European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde tells Ian Bremmer how 27 EU member states were able to set aside decades-long political grievances in order to act quickly on economic relief for the millions of Europeans hit hard by the pandemic.

The exchange is part of a wide-ranging interview for GZERO World. The episode begins airing nationally in the US on public television Friday, September 25. Check local listings.

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