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[Belgium, Europe] EU anti-fraud chief should be investigated, says MEP

The chair of the European Parliament budgetary control committee has renewed calls to lift the immunity of EU's anti-fraud chief Giovanni Kessler... Kessler, who heads the EU's anti-fraud office Olaf, could face criminal prosecution for secretly recordin
EUobserver.com
added Mar 10, 2016 15:00
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] OLAF chief Giovanni Kessler ousted in backroom move

The European Commission has lifted the immunity of the EU Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) chief Giovanni Kessler... Belgian authorities want Kessler’s immunity lifted so they can investigate allegations that he secretly listened in on a conversation between wit
Malta Today (mt)
added Mar 9, 2016 14:44
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Belgium to legalise e-cigarettes

Belgium's Health Council has ruled that e-cigarettes can form part of the government's drive to discourage tobacco as e-cigarettes may contain nicotine, but no tar. The governing Flemish Christian democrats had wanted taxes to be levied on e-cigarettes,
Expatica.com (nl)
added Feb 3, 2016 13:48
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[Belgium, Europe] MEP defends confidentiality of tobacco meeting

MEPs discussed EU deals with four tobacco firms behind closed doors in Brussels on Wednesday (27 January), while saying they have nothing to hide. German MEP Ingeborg Graessle, who organised the meeting, defended its secrecy, but not everyone thought it
EUobserver.com
added Jan 28, 2016 20:23
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[Belgium] State of affairs: the electronic cigarette (PDF)

This report aims at providing politicians, public health authorities, healthcare providers, teachers, youngsters, smokers and vapers with specific recommendations on the toxicity and safety of electronic cigarettes (vs. traditional tobacco cigarettes).
Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (be)
added Jan 12, 2016 17:47
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[Europe] Belgium ordered to claw back €700m from mulitnationals

The European Commission has called on Belgium to recoup €700m from 35 multinational companies that have benefited from its generous fiscal incentive scheme, as the EU ramps up its campaign against corporate tax avoidance.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 11, 2016 22:20
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[Belgium, Europe] British American Tobacco and Stella Artois among 35 companies ordered to cough up £35m in unpaid taxes after Belgian 'excess profit' dodge is ruled illegal

European Commission competition officials said Belgium had wrongly given tax breaks worth 700million euros (£524m) under a scheme that helped multinationals reduce their taxable profits by up to 90 per cent. British American Tobacco, which makes Dunhill
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 11, 2016 21:43
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[Belgium, Europe] VIDEO: New laws on e-cigarettes to be introduced across EU

Laws on electronic cigarettes will change across Europe this year, with new health warnings and controls on how they are sold. In some parts of the EU, e-cigarettes are currently banned. Hywel Griffith has been to the Belgian capital, Brussels, to see wh
BBC Online
added Jan 4, 2016 04:18
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[Belgium] EUROPEAN COURT TO RULE ON PLAIN PACKAGING FOR CIGARETTES IN IRELAND

The European Court of Justice will rule today on whether Ireland can go ahead with plain packaging laws for cigarettes. Tobacco giants Philip Morris and British American Tobacco took proceedings to the ECJ over an EU directive which would see health war
Wexford Echo (ie)
added Dec 23, 2015 21:19
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[Belgium, Europe] Big Tobacco faces blow as top court adviser backs EU law

An adviser to Europe's highest court said an EU law on cigarettes was valid, rebuffing a challenge from Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, though the court still has to deliver a final ruling. The opinion, if adopted by the court
Reuters
added Dec 23, 2015 21:15
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