A personal memory: EuroScience Secretary general Peter Tindemans, who has known Jose Mariano Gago for 20 years and shared a passion for Europe and the ins and outs of European integration, recalls here some personal common history.


Mariano Gago, former Portuguese minister for Science and Higher Education, and until January 1, 2015 member of the Governing Board of EuroScience, died on April 17, 2015. His merits for science in Portugal and Europe are numerous.