Colette Flesch


Colette Flesch born Dudelange, Luxembourg April 16, 1937. President of Council of Europe 1980; Foreign Minister of Luxembourg 1980-4; Director-General European Commission 1990-1999 during four important events: united Germany joined EU, Maastricht Treaty 1992, single market 1993, Austria, Finland and Sweden joined EU; European Community observer of Rwandan elections 2003.


"For us it [the fall of the Berlin Wall] was the reunification of Europe. . . One felt that Europe was restored." (SR Online, Oct. 22, 2010; photo Wikipedia)