Pierre Werner Lecture

In 2003, to mark the celebrations of its 5th anniversary, the BCL organised the first Pierre Werner Lecture.

This lecture is a way of paying tribute to Pierre Werner, to a man who devoted his life to serving both his country and Europe and whose passionate interest in monetary matters, coupled with his idealism, contributed decisively to the progressive shaping of a monetary union and its single currency today shared by 18 countries.

As a member of its Council, Pierre Werner contributed actively to the inception of the Central Bank of Luxembourg as a link in the European System of Central Banks which he already outlined in his seminal report in 1970.

The Pierre Werner Lecture aims at being a regional forum focusing on subjects relating to central banking issues. Whereas in a first stage it will take form of a traditional lecture, the aim is that it should develop in the medium term into a seminar in cooperation with research institutes and universities.


List of Pierre Werner Lectures
7 July 2011, "Regulatory Reform: Remaining Challenges", led by Mr. Jaime Caruana, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements.
8 September 2010, "Economic and Monetary Union 40 years after the Werner Report", co-organised by the Bridge Forum Dialogue, led by Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and Mr. Philippe Maystadt, President of the European Investment Bank.
12 November 2008, "Growth and Productivity of the Financial Sector: Challenges for Monetary Policy", Mr. Jürgen Stark, former member of the ECB's Executive Board, Mr. Akinari Horii, Assistant Governor of the Bank of Japan and Mr. Donald L. Kohn, Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
26 October 2006, "Politik und Politikerverhalten: Von den Schwierigkeiten einer langfristigen Orientierung der Politik", by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Otmar Issing, former member of the ECB's Executive Board
11 October 2005, "Fiscal policy in the monetary Union", by Mr. Jacques de Larosière, former Governor of the Banque de France
26 October 2004, "Central banks and financial stability", by Baron Alexandre Lamfalussy, former Director General of the European Monetary Institute
21 October 2003: "From the Werner report to the euro", by Mr. Hans Tietmeyer, former President of the Deutsche Bundesbank