Interview with Bernard Snoy et d’Oppuers (Ophain, 23 October 2015) — Excerpt: Joseph Bech and his role in the Messina Conference

In this interview excerpt, Bernard Snoy et d’Oppuers, an official at the World Bank from 1974 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1986, Economic Adviser at the Commission of the European Communities in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs from 1986 to 1988, Executive Director of the World Bank from 1991 to 1994, Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) from 1994 to 2002 and Chairman of Robert Triffin International since 2008, describes the personality of Joseph Bech, Minister of State and President of the Luxembourg Government from 1926 to 1937 and from 1953 to 1958 and Foreign Minister from 1926 to 1958. He also discusses the role played by Joseph Bech at the Messina Conference, held from 1 to 3 June 1955 to examine the conditions for a revival of the European integration process.

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Source: Interview de Bernard Snoy et d’Oppuers / BERNARD SNOY ET D’OPPUERS, Elena Danescu, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain, prise de son: Nicolas Donnerup. - Ophain: CVCE [Prod.], 23.10.2015. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:03:39, Couleur, Son original).

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