Politique Internationale - La Revue n°149 - HIVER - 2015

sommaire du n° 149
LA VERITABLE HISTOIRE DE L'EURO
Entretien avec Christian NOYER
Vice-président de la BCE (1998-2002). Gouverneur de la Banque de France (2003-2015)
conduit par
Jean-Pierre Robin
Rédacteur en chef au Figaro
in english
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en français


Christian Noyer, former Vice-President of the European Central Bank and then Governor of the Bank of France for twelve years, is the living memory of the euro. He has closely followed the ups and downs of the European currency for all these years, since its inauguration in 1999 through to the current Greek crisis. Even in the stormiest times, he points out, the ECB has always adjusted its policies to the needs of the moment. In this interview with Jean-Pierre Robin for Politique Internationale, he describes both establishments -the "start-up" in Frankfurt and the administrative behemoth in Paris- and compares their working methods, strengths, and weaknesses. When he first arrived at the Bank of France, Christian Noyer quickly saw the need to enhance its profitability and grow its productivity, which meant cutting costs and downsizing. As he hands over the keys to this venerable institution, Christian Noyer is bequeathing to his successor a more modern and effective instrument.

 


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