16 February 1998
BSE adviser charged in Italian corruption inquiry

TOP European Union BSE adviser Professor Vittorio Silano has been charged by Italian police investigating a corruption scam.

He is charged with alleged abuse of office while working with Francesco de Lorenzo, the disgraced former health minister, in 1990. Silano was director general of the hygiene division of food and nutrition at the Health Ministry at the time.

Silano has resigned from his post in the Italian Health Ministry but he has not so far been asked to quit his job at the European Commissions Scientific Steering Committee.

  • The Daily Telegraph 16/02/98 page 13