Hans Tietmeyer and his ‘mission’ for euro stability

Hans Tietmeyer died on December 27, 2016, at the age of 85. He was an outstanding president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, perceived in Germany and beyond as the guarantor of the stability of the Deutschmark. He became a member of the Bundesbank`s Board in 1990, his presidency lasted from 1993 to 1999. It was not without some irony that he presided over the end of the German currency when it celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1998 and disappeared at the end of the same year. However, he was