Address given by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (RTL, 19 January 1974)

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On 19 January 1974, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, French Finance Minister, announces the decision taken by France to float the French franc outside the strict parities imposed by the European monetary snake for a period of six months as a means of tackling the international monetary crisis.

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Source: Le serpent monétaire (Roger priouret) + allocution de VGE / Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.- Paris: RTL [Prod.], 19 janvier 1974. RTL, Paris. - (16:33, Montage, Son original).

Photo: Président Valery Giscard d'Estaing. Keystone. Noir et blanc.

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