Mario Draghi

President of the European Central Bank

Mario Draghi has been honoured with the M100 Media Award 2012. The President of the European Central Bank has come to Potsdam from the highly anticipated ECB council meeting in Frankfurt. Mario Draghi is honoured for his commitment to solving the global economic and financial crisis within the mandate of the European Central Bank and to maintaining price stability in the euro area and the European Central Bank’s independence as well as for his contribution to a more stable institutional framework for Economic and Monetary Union in Europe.

”Once again, this year’s M100 media conference is dealing with a politically hot topic,” comments Potsdam’s Lord Mayor Jann Jakobs, who is also Chairman of the M100 Advisory Board. ”I very much appreciate recognizing the achievements of Mario Draghi in preserving the European monetary union. I expect a lively exchange and stimulating discussions on the issues of our time in this area of conflict between European ideals and fiscal realities.”

M100 Executive Director Moritz van Dülmen, “We are delighted that Mario Draghi and Wolfgang Schäuble as two of the most important political actors of current European fiscal policy are taking the time to personally come to Potsdam, underlining the importance of the pan-European dialogue at the annual M100 meeting in Potsdam.”

Mario Draghi, born on September 3, 1947 in Rome, has been president of the European Central Bank since November 1, 2011. Since then he has been fighting by all available means to preserve the Euro and to stabilize the Eurozone. He has stipulated that the primary task of the ECB is to maintain price stability and to protect the savings of Europeans.

Main Speech: Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble
Laudatio: Dr. Paul Achleitner
Laudatio: Luca di Montezemolo
Acceptance Speech: Mario Draghi