Pierre Werner at the piano (1969) © Pierre Werner Family Archives
Pierre Werner, an European vocation. Biographical documentary (language: French). © University of Luxembourg, 2020
The enhanced biographical documentary ‘Pierre Werner, a European vocation’ is primarily composed of video accounts by major players in the European integration process recorded in connection with the multidisciplinary research project ‘Pierre Werner and Europe’ developed since 2010 by a research team led by Elena Danescu, as well as unpublished images and photos from the Pierre Werner family archives. The aforementioned research project was supported by the Pierre Werner Foundation.
The film features contributions from the following figures (in alphabetical order): Michel Camdessus, Honorary Governor of the Banque de France, Managing Director of the IMF (1987–2000); Étienne Davignon, Member of the European Commission (1977–1981) and Vice-President of the European Commission (1981–1985); Mark Eyskens, Belgian Finance Minister (1980–1981) and Prime Minister (1981); Luc Frieden, Luxembourg Finance Minister (2009–2013); Albert Hansen, Secretary-General of the Luxembourg Government (1979–1998); Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission since 2014, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1995–2013), first permanent President of the Eurogroup (2005–2013); Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of the FRG (1982–1998); Jacques de Larosière, Assistant Director (1967–1974) then Director of the French Treasury (1974–1978), Managing Director of the IMF (1978–1987); Astrid Lullin, Member of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies (1965–1989), Member of the European Parliament (1965–1974, 1989–2014); Wilfried Martens (1936–2013), Prime Minister of Belgium (1979–1981/1981–1992); Philippe Maystadt, Belgian Finance Minister (1988–1998), President of the European Investment Bank (2000–2011); Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (since 2012), President of the Banque centrale du Luxembourg (1998–2012); Guy de Muyser, Marshal of the Grand Ducal Court (1971–1981); Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb, President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives (1979–1980; 1988–1995), Honorary President of the Pierre Werner European Circle; Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission (1999–2010), Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship (2010–2014), Member of the European Parliament (since 2014); Lex Roth, Director of the Information and Press Service of the Luxembourg Government (1988–1993); Charles Ruppert, Chairman of the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (1992–1995), Chairman of the Pierre Werner Foundation; Jacques Santer, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1984–1995), President of the European Commission (1995–1999); Gaston Thorn (1928–2007), Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1974–1979), President of the European Commission (1981–1985); Bernard Snoy et d’Oppuers, International President of the European League for Economic Cooperation, President of Robert Triffin International; Hans Tietmeyer, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank (1993–1999), Member of the Werner Committee (1970); Prof. Niely Thygesen, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Union in the European Communities (‘Delors Committee’) (1988–1989), Chairman of the European Fiscal Board (since 2016); Sir Brian Unwin, Chairman of the Board of Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise (1987–1993), President of the European Investment Bank (1993–1999); Henri Werner, son of Pierre Werner; Marie-Anne Werner, daughter of Pierre Werner.