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Cresson Told to Explain Questioned Contracts

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Science  09 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5387, pp. 215
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5387.215a

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The European Commission's head of research, Edith Cresson, was called last week before the European Parliament's research committee to answer allegations that a personal friend from her home town of Chatelleraut, France, had been given consultancy contracts with the commission for work he may not have been best qualified to carry out. Rene Berthelot, a dentist, had been contracted to gather information on the state of research in France. But Cresson, who sent a deputy to answer the committee's questions, told Science this week that Berthelot had been the right person for the work.