Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Former Bundesbank President Hans Tietmeyer is dead – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Hans Tietmeyer, 2011 at the ceremony of his 80th birthday. Birthday

at The age of 85 years, died on Tuesday, the former President of the German Bundesbank, Hans Tietmeyer,. The Central Bank announced on Wednesday in Frankfurt. The economist, as of 1. October 1993 to 31. August 1999 at the top of the Institute.

He was the last of the Bundesbank-in-chief with all the power of the D-Mark and the first to be cast in the Council of the European Central Bank (ECB), the weight of Germany in the pan. The gnarled Westphalia was considered the guarantor of stability-oriented monetary policy. With the introduction of the Euro common currency, he joined for solid public finances.

As a CDU member of the Tietmeyer, in 1982, wrote for the former FDP Minister of Economics, Otto Graf Lambsdorff, the “Lambsdorff paper”, which paved the way for the collapse of the social-liberal government and the fall of Chancellor Helmut Schmidt (SPD). Tietmeyer began his career in 1962 as a civil servant in the Bonn Ministry of economic Affairs. Twenty years later, he became state Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance.

As a personal representative, he prepared for the then Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl (CDU), the international economic summit. The terrorist RAF failed in 1988 with an attack on him. After his time in Frankfurt Tietmeyer sat on the boards of numerous committees and supervision.

75. Birthday Tietmeyers also praised the Chairman of the Catholic German bishops ‘ conference, cardinal Karl Lehmann, Tietmeyers “straightness” and “boldness”. He had acquired great merits in the case of the embodiment of the Social market economy and necessary reforms are pointed out. His entire Work was influenced by the principles of Catholic social teaching.


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