Luis M Linde: The European economy and monetary policy

Inauguration by Mr Luis M Linde, Governor of the Bank of Spain, of La Granda courses, Madrid, 31 July 2017.

Central bank speech  | 
10 August 2017

Mr Chairman of the La Granda courses, Mr Rector of the University of Oviedo, Mr Mayor of Gozón, Mr Secretary of the La Granda Courses, Authorities, dear colleagues:

Let me begin by thanking Professor Velarde for his invitation to me to participate in the inauguration of the thirty-ninth edition of the now-classic La Granda courses.

But first I should like to congratulate Professor Velarde on the Menéndez Pelayo International Prize he has recently received and which is just one in a long list of accolades. Juan Velarde is much more than an eminent academic. He is a true humanist whose work, anchored in different areas of the economy, has always included historical and social concerns where his deep-seated and - I would say - benign liberalism prevails. Professor, my warmest congratulations on your Menéndez Pelayo prize.