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Cresson, Edith

Born: 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
Nationality: French
Categories: Politician

1934 – Born on the 27th of January in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris.

1974 – Deputy National Secretary of the Socialist party, responsible for youth.

1979 – Member of the European Parliament.

1981 – French agriculture minister.

1983 – Minister for Trade.

1988-1990 – French European affairs minister.

1991 – Cresson was appointed to the prime ministerial post by President François Mitterrand on the 15th of May.

1992 – She soon became strongly unpopular among the electorate and had to leave office after less than one year, following the Socialists’ poor showing in regional elections.

1995 – European Commissioner for Education, Research and Sciences.

1997 – On the expiry of his contract on the 1st of  March, Berthelot was offered another visiting scientist’s contract, for a period of one year expiring at the end of February 1998.

         – On the 31st of December, Mr Berthelot requested the termination of his contract from that date, on medical grounds.

1999 – She was the main target in the fraud allegations that led to the resignation of the Santer Commission.