Interview with Alexandre Lamfalussy: the political desire to achieve EMU (Brussels, 18 March 2010)

In this interview, Alexandre Lamfalussy, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) from 1985 to 1993 and President of the European Monetary Institute (EMI) from 1994 to 1997, describes the method employed by Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission from 1985 to 1994, to obtain the support of the Heads of Government of the main Member States — particularly the Federal Republic of Germany — so as to enable the introduction of a single European currency. He goes on to speak about the direct support offered by Helmut Kohl when Lamfalussy was President of the EMI.

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Source: Interview d'Alexandre Lamfalussy / ALEXANDRE LAMFALUSSY, Frédéric Clavert.- Bruxelles: CVCE [Prod.], 18.03.2010. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:08:33, Couleur, Son original).

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