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Peter Sparding

Peter Sparding is a transatlantic fellow in GMF’s Europe Program in Washington, DC, where he works on issues related to the transatlantic and global economy. In particular, Sparding's work focuses on the consequences of the eurozone crisis on the transatlantic economic relationship and the global economy. He also works on issues related to transatlantic trade and global economic governance. A native of Germany, Sparding previously worked in GMF’s Berlin office. He holds a master’s degree from Free University in Berlin and has also studied at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

News Articles

The domestic politics of trade agreements in the USDecember 18, 2014From the very beginning of the talks over a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the landmark free trade deal between the European Union and the United States, the political calendar on either side of the Atlantic was expected to impact their pace.
Why the US should look closer at the EU election aftermathMay 28, 2014After all was said and done, only 43% of the nearly 400 million Europeans eligible to vote ended up casting their ballot in the European Parliamentary elections. If many Europeans did not seem all that interested in the elections, one can imagine that attention levels across the Atlantic were even lower.
Europe: in the news for the wrong reasonsMarch 28, 2014When the White House announced the President’s trip to Europe, a broad range of issues were thought to be on the agenda.
The lingering transatlantic jobs crisisDecember 20, 2013Five years after the global financial crisis, the transatlantic jobs crisis lingers.
Merkel Wins an Election, But Loses Her GovernmentSeptember 24, 2013What will the new German coalition mean for Europe?
Time to Breathe New Life into Ties with EuropeFebruary 19, 2013For decades advocates on both sides of the Atlantic have been arguing for a more comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the EU. Now it finally seems within reach.
Look East, Act East: transatlantic agendas in the Asia PacificDecember 19, 2012Latest policy brief by GMF Fellows details transatlantic agendas in the region.
Two ways US and Europe can boost their economiesDecember 13, 2012The US and Europe now have two great opportunities to give their economies a much needed boost. One is to successfully navigate their debt mountains and fiscal cliffs. The other is to finally negotiate a US-EU free trade agreement.
Europe Must Drop its Crisis RoutineSeptember 12, 2012As the eurocrisis continues, Europe must avoid its precarious crisis routine and forge a sustainable plan.
Eurozone Crisis: Leaders Must Make ‘Grand Bargain’ at SummitDecember 07, 2011

When European leaders meet in Brussels this week, they must reach a 'grand bargain' that addresses both immediate and long-term solutions to the eurozone crisis. Proposals to date, including by Merkel of Germany and Sarkozy of France, must go further.


Germany’s Pivotal Role on the Way to TTIPNovember 13, 2014

This policy paper recommends ways that Germany can play a constructive role in building support for TTIP.

Trade in the Wider Atlantic and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment PartnershipMarch 06, 2014

This policy paper analyzes the changing trade patterns in the Wider Atlantic.

Crisis Talk: How the United States Discusses Europe’s WoesJanuary 04, 2013

This policy brief analyzes the anatomy of the U.S. debate about the euro crisis.