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also because, in their way, they were inspirational figures. John was an optimist. He never agreed with the French philosopher who said that to be a prophet it was necessary to be a pessimist. He recognised public opinion moves cyclically. He began his career outside the mainstream in regard to Europe, saw it come nearer and then, more recently move away from him. But he never lost the faith either in his beliefs or in his conviction that his vision would ultimately prevail. He believed that the pendulum would swing back and the ostensible innate hostility

degrees in both economics and law, Barón Crespo started his political career in Spain as a Socialist MP and later on as cabinet minister for transportation (1982-1987) under then Prime Minister Felipe González. Following his election to the Spanish Parliament in the first free elections after the death of General Franco in 1977, the author became a member of the Constitutional Committee that drafted the democratic Constitution, which among other things established regions with legislative powers vis- à-vis the central government. A decade later, Barón joined

Europe. Italy – yesterday as today – deserves respect and trust. This also sums up my relationship with Tommaso – someone I was proud to call a friend. I got to know him well when he was rapporteur on the Delors Committee in the late 1980s and then spent countless hours with him day and night around the tables of the Eurogroup and ECOFIN. His European heart, soul and conviction led him to dedicate his career and in fact his life to our Union and our single currency. His legacy lives on today. For him, as it is for me, the economy is always about people and