April 18, 2008
First of May 1993, French Prime minister Pierre Beregovoy shot himself in the head.
A considerable emotion shook France, and that suicide was explained as a sign of desperation of a man destabilized by a conspiracy.
But, in January 2008, a book entitled “Un crime d’Etat ?” (Eric Raynaud) has developed the hypothesis that Pierre Beregovoy was murdered because of his fight against corruption.
Indeed, on April 8, 1992, Pierre Beregovoy, Head of government of François Mitterrand, had before the French Parliament promised to fight against corruption of the political class.
It should be known that France has been rated, in June 22, 2006, by the Institute of economic affairs (IEA) as the most corrupt country in the developed world, and that this situation has probably led to the assassination of Pierre Beregovoy who was facing a criminal structure.
My proposal is to create a European Agency that would be designed to identify the best ways to eradicate corruption in Europe. One option might be to develop a European system of control like “whistleblowing” which has been set up by the large American companies, following the collapse of Enron, to combat crime.
We need to create an Agency that will enable that, for ever, a European Prime minister could not be assassinated because he fought against corruption.
And I suggest the creation of the “European Institute Pierre Beregovoy” to meet that objective.
Jean-Charles DubocAuthor : EMI