Europe's current political situation could thwart its economic growth, according to Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group.
"You now have a situation where nobody is going to be excited about economic growth in Europe, but now the politics are massively distracting and populism is growing," Bremmer told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday.
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Bremmer added that anti-immigration sentiment is growing in Europe, especially after the recent attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. "The rise of virulent, anti-immigrant populism in France and in many countries across Europe is growing," he said. "That plays so badly for the economic trajectories of these countries."
The United States' high-level absence from Sunday's march in Paris was also noted by the media and the international community, Bremmer said. "Given the fact that France has been the most stalwart supporter of U.S. anti-radical Islam policy in the region, I think this is astonishing," Bremmer said. "This is a big whiff by the Obama administration."
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