Pierre Werner et l’Europe : pensée, action, enseignements – Pierre Werner and Europe: His Approach, Action and Legacy
The centenary of the birth of Pierre Werner (1913–2013) offered a timely opportunity to reflect on the personality and achievements of this politician from Luxembourg who left his mark on the future of his country and on the European integration process. On 27 and 28 November 2013, some 30 renowned experts and researchers including historians, economists, legal experts and political scientists, together with major players in economic and monetary affairs, assembled in Luxembourg for a conference during which they analysed Pierre Werner’s European vision and offered an international perspective on the relevance of his approach in light of the challenges facing us in the 21
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Elena DANESCU and Susana MUÑOZ
Researcher in European Integration StudiesandHead of European Integration StudiesCentre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE)
The centenary of Pierre Werner’s birth represented a unique opportunity to reflect, discuss and shed new light on several topical issues raised by the life, work and European achievements of Pierre Werner.
As the ongoing economic and financial crisis appears to be gradually dying down, it is important for us to take a critical look at the European integration process as a whole, and the process of economic and monetary unification in particular. It is clear that Europe still faces major challenges, and not only in the economic and financial sphere.
In the current climate, the multifaceted European work and achievements of Pierre Werner merit further exploration and consideration.
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