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Top European Commission health official resigns

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6338 (Published 21 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6338
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

Paola Testori Coggi, a long serving Italian official in the European Commission, resigned on 15 October as director general of the health and consumer protection department. She will leave the post she has held for the past four years at the end of October.

The reason, said a commission spokesman, was for “non-compliance with the rules” on tenders. It is understood that she had personally telephoned a non-governmental organisation in 2012 to alert it to a call …

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