There was an air of
revenge on Wednesday night at the Cercle Cité, during the
ceremony of the Collier du Mérite européen.
While Trichet, Honorary Governor of the Bank of France, former
president of the European Central Bank, had given the laudatio for
Jean-Claude Juncker at the presentation of the European Culture
Prize on 12th December 2011 in Strasbourg, this time it was
Jean-Claude Juncker, who had the honour of saluting the tremendous
work of the former president of the ECB.
After greeting his "faithful and loyal friend", the Prime Minister
highlighted the "willingness to serve" by Jean-Claude Trichet, head
of the European Central Bank, who has "rendered many services to
European Union and the euro. "
"Trichet has always maintained harmonious relations with the heads
of state and heads of government," especially emphasised Jean-Claude
Juncker. "You will leave the Grand Duchy covered in medals and you
deserve it," he told Mr Juncker in conclusion.