INL’s Official Mourning day in honour of Jacques Delors

January 5, 2024

It is with deep respect and profound recognition that we, at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), express our sorrow at the passing of Jacques Delors. His visionary leadership fundamentally shaped the European Union, influencing its research and development landscape. Jaques Delors’ vision and unwavering commitment were instrumental in establishing the robust institutional framework that today underpins scientific policy and industrial collaboration at the European level.

This contribution has been instrumental in the genesis of INL, envisioned as part of the European research area and an example of research collaboration among States while fostering international cooperation beyond Europe.

French economist and socialist politician, born in 1925 in Paris, died on December 27, 2023. He held the position of Minister of Economy and Finance (1981-1984) in France and was then president of the Commission of the European Economic Community. His long tenure in this position, which lasted from 1985 to 1994, was marked by the extension of the Community to the Iberian countries, the adoption of the Single European Act, and the signing of the Maastricht Treaty. He was also the driving force behind the creation of the European Union.

In memory of Jacques Delors, INL will observe an official mourning today, 5 January, honouring a legacy that continues to inspire the pursuit of scientific excellence and collaborative innovation.

Photo credits: Source: EC – Audiovisual Service