• Direction

    Jean-Michel Meurice
  • Author

    Jean Qatremer & Jean-Michel Meurice
  • Coproduction

    With the participation of France 5, the CNC

    and the support of
    Ministère de l'Economie, de l'Industrie et de l'Emploi
  • Broadcaster



We owe the creation of the euro to a very small group of highly determined men and women. The main players among them tell us about the key moments of these long negotiations. As we experience the worst financial crisis the world has known for 80 years, and whose outcome is for now uncertain, looking back at this exemplary story is particularly enlightening. This crisis is, in fact, the baptism of fire for the euro. 

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    Français, anglais
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  • Technical team

    Camera : J-M Meurice, Micha Haedener, Vincent Schaub and Yann Rineau
    Sound : Thierry Godard
    Editing : Marie-Pierre Camus
    Narrator : Philippe Faure
  • Cast

    Original score : Gérard Cohen-Tannugi
    With the participation of J. Bitterlich, J. Delors, E. Euvrard, V. Giscard d'Estaing, A. Fuchs, E. Guigou, J-C. Hassan, J. Kruse, X. Larnaudie-Eiffel, J. Mistral, P. Maystadt, T. Padoa-Schioppa, Y-T. de Silguy, J-C. Trichet et C. Lagarde.