In memoriam: Jean Mischo

Jean Mischo, Honorary Minister Plenipotentiary and a former Luxembourg diplomat and Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, passed away on 10 May 2016.

Born on 7 September 1938 in Luxembourg City, Jean Mischo served as a Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission from 1964 to 1969, Chief Administrator in the Cabinets of European Commissioners Victor Bodson and Albert Borschette from 1969 to 1970, Director of the Political and Cultural Affairs Directorate at the Luxembourg Foreign Ministry from 1983 to 1986 and from 1991 to 1992, General Secretary of the Luxembourg Foreign Ministry from 1993 to 1997 and Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Communities from 1986 to 1991 and from 1997 to 2003.

Jean Mischo was also Chairman of the CVCE’s Committee of Experts from 2006 to 2011.

In 2009, the CVCE had the privilege of interviewing him for its ‘Oral history of European integration’ programme. The interview is available here.