Legacy of a Visionary

Type: Stockshots   Reference: i-069853   Duration: 00:05:47  Lieu: Brussels, Munich, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Milan, Geneva
End production: 18/05/2011   First transmission: 18/05/2011
Video tribute to Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian economist who contributed to the creation of the Economic and Monetary Union (Produced/Directed by Emakina EU)

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00:00:00 Photos and students documents of Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa 00:00:18
00:00:18 Soundbite by Pascal Lamy (in French): He was unpretentious, determined, competent; had great self-belief and a warm personality. 00:00:12
00:00:30 Soundbite by Jean-Claude Trichet (in English): Always very very active, always witty, an extraordinarily intelligent and active companion, friend. 00:00:15
00:00:45 Soundbite by Ivo Maes (in English): A very kind person, a convinced pro-European and a brilliant intellectual. 00:00:05
00:00:50 Soundbite by Fabio Colasanti (in English): He was a senior official… a person in a position of responsibility who showed respect for the public office and the necessary responsibility. This ethic dimension was present throughout his period as a Director General and it was something that really has impressed all the people that have worked with him in the following years. 00:00:00
00:00:50 Berlaymont, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa shaking the hands of Barroso 00:00:21
00:01:11 Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa reading documents 00:00:11
00:01:22 Soundbite by Klaus Regling (in English): He was an excellent technocrat; he knew how to run the bureaucracy; but he was at the same time a visionary, otherwise he wouldn't have been able to determine all the steps necessary to take us to Economic and Monetary Union. 00:00:15
00:01:37 Soundbite by Mario Monti (in English): Never consider a defeat as something that cannot be changed into the beginning of a new process towards success, for the European integration. 00:00:11
00:01:48 Soundbite by Pascal Lamy (in French): He was one of the architects of Economic and Monetary Union and the euro. He always thought – like Jean Monnet – that it wasn't enough to have ideas; you also have to propagate them, plant them in fertile soil … That’s what happened in the Delors Committee. It was no accident that Delors asked Tommaso to be part of that adventure. 00:00:00
00:01:48 50 euros bank notes 00:00:16
00:02:04 Maastricht treaty signature 00:00:15
00:02:19 Soundbite by Theo Waigel (in German): He had an engaging personality, a persuasive personality. He was an absolute expert in his field and, particularly as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, he was a well-known proponent of stability policies. 00:00:13
00:02:32 Eruopean Central Bank 00:00:04
00:02:36 Soundbite by Jean-Claude Trichet (in English): Tommaso was extremely dedicated to the team, to the collegial decisions, so he participated extremely actively in all decisions that we took in the Executive Board, as it is the rule, of course, but with interest for absolutely all domains. 00:00:07
00:02:43 Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa in the governing council of the ECB 00:00:17
00:03:00 Soundbite by Marco Buti (in English): Tommaso was Finance Minister in Italy, after his experience with the European Central Bank. He always came to the Eurogroup wearing two hats : certainly the national hat, as representative of the Italian Government, but also the hat as a member of the Eurogroup, so looking for the collective good. Full of conviction, at the same time he was ready to listen. He was truly a consensus builder. 00:00:07
00:03:07 several ECFIN councils and Eurogroup meetings with Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa 00:00:23
00:03:30 Soundbite by Jean-Claude Trichet (in English): The idea that the Europeans should, in advance, re-inforce their governance, was one of his major major suggestions and it proved, of course, particularly visionary when the crisis erupted. 00:00:22
00:03:52 Soundbite by Klaus Regling (in English): Economic governance in the future will be better than in the past. He would have asked for more –that was his nature: he always wanted to push for more- but we should recognize that a lot has happened and that’s very much also his preferences expressed a few years ago. 00:00:07
00:03:59 Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa during a press conference at the Commission 00:00:11
00:04:10 Soundbite by Pascal Lamy (in French): That was Tommaso’s whole life, his being, his essence: finance, economics, monetary issues, Europe. 00:00:09
00:04:19 Soundbite by Jacques Delors (in French) during his speech at the Bocconi University: A committed federalist, he never abandoned his ideals when taking practical action. His friends admired and valued him all the more for it. 00:00:17
00:04:36 close-up on Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa smiling 00:00:06
00:04:42 Soundbite by Pascal Lamy (in French): A friend, a brother, someone I could talk completely openly with, who always left me with something more than at the beginning of the conversation… which isn't something you find every day. 00:00:00
00:04:42 close-up on Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa smiling 00:00:14
00:04:56 Soundbite by Jean-Claude Trichet (in French): Honestly, I can't think of anyone who was as cultivated as Tommaso. He had read everything, he was knowledgeable about every culture. We had incredibly enriching discussions about European literature, including French literature, which he knew inside out. It was a enormous privilege to be close to him. The man of culture par excellence. 00:00:11
00:05:07 Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa reading the Financial Times, then chatting with Jean-Claude Trichet 00:00:29
00:05:36 Soundbite by Jean-Claude Trichet (in English): Tommaso has been the best of us. 00:00:06
00:05:42 Outro 00:00:05
00:05:47 END 00:00:00
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