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  AllRefer.com - Edith Cresson (French History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
In May, 1991, President FranCois Mitterrand recalled her to replace Michel Rocard as premier, but she resigned in Apr., 1992, and was replaced by Pierre BErEgovoy.
In 1995, Cresson was appointed to the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, but allegations of corruption led her and 19 other commission members to resign in 1999.
In 2003 she was charged by Belgium with fraud relating to contracts prepared by her EU office in the late 1990s.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Cresson.html   (279 words)

 Cresson, Edith on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edith Cresson mercredi à Bruxelles L'ancien Premier ministre français et commissaire européenne Edith Cresson a remporté m.
Edith Cresson en 1999 La Commission européenne a décidé de renvoyer l'ancienne commissaire française Edith Cresson devant.
Edith Cresson était commissaire européen entre 1995 et 1999 Quatre ans après le scandale qui avait conduit à la démission.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Cresson.asp   (761 words)

 Édith Cresson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Édith Cresson (born on 27 January 1934 as Édith Campion in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris) is a French politician.
Cresson was well known for making outspoken and often controversial comments.
Cresson's Ministry, 15 May 1991 - 2 April 1992
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edith_Cresson   (377 words)

 Resignation of the Santer Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The allegations were first made by Paul van Buitenen and Commissioner most criticised was Edith Cresson.
Because she refused to step back alone, alleging that all commissioners were involved in the same kind of Nepotism as she committed, the entire Commission resigned.
Cresson now faces action before the European Court of Justice for not honoring Article 213 of the EC Treaty and about a sum of 136,000 euros in illegally used money.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santer_Commission_Resignation   (233 words)

 The Affair of the Dentist
The ghost is Edith Cresson, France's first woman prime minister and a controversial former European commissioner, and the plotters, real or imagined, are Neil Kinnock, the commission's current vice-president, and his zealous officials.
Ms Cresson is to be formally given two months to answer confidential allegations about her unorthodox stint as EU research and education commissioner from 1995-99.
It was revelations that Cresson employed her personal dentist and close friend as a highly paid EU adviser on HIV/Aids, a subject about which he knew nothing, which in large part triggered the collapse of the entire European Commission in 1999.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/1-31-2003-34666.asp   (599 words)

 Telegraph | News | Cresson charged four years after European Union fraud scandal
Edith Cresson, the former French prime minister, has finally been charged with fraud by a Belgian magistrate, it was disclosed yesterday, four years after she brought down the European Commission in its worst scandal.
Mme Cresson, who once said a quarter of all British men were homosexuals, said she was the victim of political enemies, "machos", and Francophobes.
His office is pursuing an inquiry against Mme Cresson for abuse of power, which could lead to suspension of her EU pension, worth about £2,600 a month.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/03/26/wcress26.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/03/26/ixworld.html   (391 words)

 Embattled Cresson turns on the charm
EDITH CRESSON, the European Commissioner, has launched a desperate attempt to save her political career as independent experts prepare to deliver a 150-page report on Brussels corruption tomorrow.
Mrs Cresson is expected to be the prime target of a five-man committee of "wise men", which began fraud investigations two months ago after Euro MPs threatened to sack the entire European Commission unless corruption and croneyism were rooted out.
Mounting pressure means that if Mrs Cresson refuses to stand down tomorrow after being condemned by the "wise men", there will be a concerted attempt by the commission and the European Parliament to force her out.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/03/14/wcres14.html   (987 words)

 Cresson sees ultra-Right behind calls for her head
EDITH CRESSON slips behind her desk and fixes you with the famous hooded eyes.
Mme Cresson is in her mid-60s and her sympathies and attitudes are those of a member of Europe's foundation generation.
Mme Cresson's fame in Britain is at least partly connected to her notorious claim that a quarter of Englishmen are homosexual.
www.portal.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/01/13/weuc113.html   (750 words)

 Edith Cresson Biography / Biography of Edith Cresson Biography Biography
Edith Cresson was born January 27, 1934, in a fashionable Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt.
After Mitterrand became president in 1981, Cresson served first as minister of agriculture (1981-1983), then as minister of external trade and tourism (1983-1984), as minister of industrial restructuring and external trade (1984-1986), and finally minister of foreign affairs (1988-1990).
Cresson's husband, Jacques, a retired executive of Peugeot, the French automobile and appliance company, remained supportive of his wife, and their relationship has been likened to that of Margaret Thatcher and her husband.
www.bookrags.com /biography-edith-cresson/index.html   (633 words)

 Edith Cresson Charged With Fraud
Edith Cresson, the controversial former French prime minister and European commissioner, yesterday became the most senior EU official ever to be charged with fraud and abuse of confidence.
Ms Cresson - famed for her unwillingness to ever say sorry or admit fault - has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, and alleges that the matter has been resurrected "to damage France's image".
Ms Cresson is best known in the UK for claiming that one in four Englishmen is gay and for attributing the economic success of the Japanese to their "ant-like" qualities.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/3-25-2003-38009.asp   (509 words)

 Edith Cresson -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edith Cresson (born January 27, 1934) is a (The Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France) French politician.
Born Edith Campion in (Click link for more info and facts about Boulogne-Billancourt) Boulogne-Billancourt near (The capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce) Paris, Cresson became active in Socialist politics.
From 1995 to 1999, she was the (An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members) EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Technology.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/edith_cresson.htm   (428 words)

 The Scotsman - International - Mitterrand's little soldier ready to fight down corruption charges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
EDITH Cresson, France’s first woman prime minister who famously claimed one in four Englishmen was gay, has been charged with corruption in connection with her controversial period as a European commissioner.
Ms Cresson faces charges of counterfeiting and personally benefiting from EU contracts in a landmark case that makes her the first former EU commissioner to be charged with corruption relating to her time in office.
Ms Cresson devoted her life to politics, becoming first a Socialist militant, then an MP and a minister before Mr Mitterrand finally appointed the woman he dubbed "my little soldier" prime minister in 1991.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=360132003   (893 words)

 Back to Her Prime
Fiercely protesting her innocence, Mme Cresson was forced to resign along with the rest of the commission and was consigned to the political wilderness.
During her stint as EU research and education commissioner from 1995 to 1999 she was accused of failing to curb fraud and waste by an outside contractor to the tune of £100m.
The paper went on to give the impression that if Mme Cresson was guilty of anything it was only arrogance and "hauteur" and that she could not possibly be expected to be responsible for the activities of some 5,000 officials.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/1-30-2004-50001.asp   (590 words)

 60 British Euro-MPs tell Cresson to resign
THE reputation of Edith Cresson, the Brussels research commissioner and former prime minister of France, took another hammering yesterday when 60 British Euro-MPs from her own political family dramatically withdrew support and called for her resignation.
Mme Cresson has been the subject of a tide of allegations of poor administration and claims that she has employed friends, including her own dentist, to inappropriate, highly paid and ill-defined roles in the European Commission.
Mme Cresson was also grilled over her refusal until last week to terminate a multi-million-pound contract with a Belgian company, Agenor, which was employed by the commission to run adult education schemes.
www.portal.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/02/24/weup24.html   (584 words)

 EUPolitix.com - Brussels takes Cresson to EU courts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brussels has confirmed that it will take former EU chief Edith Cresson to the European Court of Justice for alleged abuse of office.
The breaches which concern "favouritism" and "gross negligence", follow a "very thorough analysis of all the facts at the commission's disposal and a hearing of Ms Cresson and her lawyers on 30 June 2004".
Cresson, 70, was a member of the European Commission from 1995-1999 where her dossier covered science, research and education.
www.eupolitix.com /EN/News/200407/3c649a36-9685-42b4-ba49-7365118ec848.htm   (210 words)

 Insight on the News: Whistle-blower gives lesson about politics and power - the watchers - Paul van Buitenen fared ...
It's hard to feel sympathy for socialist Edith Cresson, France's former prime minister, recently indicted by a Belgian court on corruption charges dating to her time as a commissioner of the European Union (EU).
Cresson, who once famously claimed that one in four Englishmen is gay, now is the central figure in a landmark case in which this pal of the late president Francois Mitterrand (himself a man of famously elastic principles who called her "my little soldier"), is accused of counterfeiting and of personally benefiting from EU contracts.
The charges include that Cresson arranged to have her dentist, a close personal friend, brought on as a well-paid but largely no-show adviser to the EU on HIV/AIDS, a subject about which he knew virtually nothing.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_10_19/ai_100962866   (376 words)

 Edith Cresson Freed from Criminal Proceedings | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 01.07.2004
Cresson is still awaiting the verdict of an internal Commission investigation which could lead to a case being lodged at the European Court of Justice.
The charges against Cresson, a former French premier, including signing 13 false mission orders to employ her former dentist, Rene Berthelot, to the tune of €150,000 have now been dropped.
Separately, Cresson, who was at the center of nepotism and mismanagement allegations that brought down the previous Commission in 1999, appeared before the EU executive on Wednesday to address allegations that she might have failed in her obligations as a commissioner.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,,1252678,00.html   (152 words)

 CNN.com - Ex-French PM Cresson has cancer - January 16, 2001
PARIS, France (Reuters) -- Edith Cresson, the former French prime minister, says she is suffering from cancer.
Cresson, 65, announced in a New Year's greeting letter to the town of Chatellerault, where she was mayor from 1983 to 1997, that she first learned of the disease in 1997.
Cresson, a long-time ally of late Socialist President Francois Mitterrand, became France's first woman prime minister in 1991 but left the post less than a year later amid accusations of poor management.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/france/01/16/paris.cresson   (228 words)

 European Commission sends Cresson to European Court of Justice - EUbusiness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The European Commission said Monday it had decided to press charges against former French prime minister Edith Cresson before the European Court of Justice over alleged abuse of office when she served as a commissioner in the late 1990s.
p> Cresson was prime minister under President Francois Mitterrand from 1991-1992 and a commissioner from 1994-1999 when she was responsible for education and research.
Cresson has been under investigation since she left office.
www.eubusiness.com /afp/040719181815.1rv356x9/view   (346 words)

 EPP-ED Group:
European Parliament decided today, on the basis of an amendment tabled by the EPP Group, that European Commissioner Edith Cresson is "persona non grata" in the European Parliament.
Cresson will stay in office until the new Commission is put in place.
Since Commissioner Cresson refuses to leave voluntarily, the only thing we can do now is to stop unilaterally all co-operation with her.
www.epp-ed.org /press/pniew99/pniew20_en.asp   (252 words)

 Expatriate Online Belgium - Belgian News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edith Cresson is a former French prime minister, under President François Mitterand, and in 1995 became member of the Brussels-based European Commission, where she was in charge of research and education.
In the course of its investigation, judicial police officers collected evidence to prove that Edith Cresson committed fraud in order to financially help her friend René Berthelot, a dentist.
The lawyer of Edith Cresson - Michelle Hirsh - says the accusations against her client are so inconsequential that they are not worth the bother of a trial.
www.expatriate-online.com /news/newsstory.cfm?story_no=590   (572 words)

 IM - March 96: Cover Story
According to Edith Cresson, a member of the European Commission, "It is with good reason that commentators have spoken of a Second Industrial Revolution.
Cresson, whose remarks were part of the CeBIT '96 opening ceremonies, went on to predict, "These new technologies will effect increasingly profound changes in the organization and in the very nature of work in the manufacturing industry.
Cresson lamented the steady loss of market share in key leading-edge sectors throughout Europe over the past decade, and urged a reduction in administrative red tape that could allow entrepreneurs and technologists to bring new products to market more quickly and easily.
www.lionhrtpub.com /IM/IMsubs/IM-3-96/CeBIT.html   (924 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Edith Cresson charged with fraud
Seven current and former EU officials who worked with Ms Cresson have been charged with similar offences as well as the more serious charge of corruption.
The Brussels public prosecutor's office must decide whether the investigating magistrate who filed the charges against Ms Cresson has made a strong enough case to bring her to trial.
Pressure on Ms Cresson is building up from another quarter - her former employer, the European commission.
www.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,3604,922069,00.html   (478 words)

 Former French PM charged with fraud - theage.com.au
Controversial former French prime minister and European commissioner Edith Cresson has become the most senior EU official ever to be charged with fraud, forgery and abuse of confidence.
Ms Cresson - famed for her unwillingness to ever say sorry or admit fault - has denied wrongdoing and says the matter has been resurrected "to damage France's image".
The move is highly embarrassing for France, which yesterday named Ms Cresson as one of the luminaries selected to sit on a special government panel tasked with shaping "the future of Europe".
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/03/26/1048653746888.html   (288 words)

 Euro-MPs criticise pay-off deal for Cresson
EDITH CRESSON, the European commissioner at the centre of nepotism and mismanagement allegations, is in line for a pay-off and pension deal from Brussels worth almost £300,000 over the next three years.
The golden handshake would be paid out under staff rules that guarantee all commissioners the right to hefty "transitional allowances", family allowances and generous pensions "for life" after they leave the Brussels executive.
On leaving the commission at the end of this year, after serving one five-year term, she would be eligible to half that sum for each of the following three years.
news.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/02/25/wcre25.html   (664 words)

 Commission's Cresson launches 7.5 million Ecu high-tech venture capital boost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
European Commission said it is unveiling a 7.5 million Ecu scheme to help the EU match the U.S.'s world-beating high- tech venture capital industry by training venture capital fund managers to improve their performance.
EU research commissioner Edith Cresson said the commission will channel cash to new venture capital funds specialising in early stage high-tech investment for use in management costs and educating and training of fund managers.
Cresson said the EU's Luxembourg-based European Investment Fund will advise her on which venture capital funds to back with the 7.5 million Ecu cash - but the final decision rests with the commissioner.
www.hoise.com /primeur/97/pr-97-jul/PC-PR-07-97-1.html   (465 words)

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