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[Europe] EU Commission under fire for lack of transparency in tobacco lobby meetings

European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly... said the executive had "failed to make a convincing case" for refusing to crack down on the industry's influence on EU decision making. The Strasbourg-based watchdog also castigated the tobacco sector, saying its prod
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added Apr 29, 2016 11:03

[Africa, Mali] ‘The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,’ by Joshua Hammer

Hammer delights in the explosion of medieval scholarship that took place in Timbuktu. By the 16th century, a quarter of the 100,000-strong population were students...Ethicists debated polygamy, usury, conflict resolution and the ­morality of smoking.
New York Times
added Apr 28, 2016 22:17

[Europe] Health Commissioner vows to lobby Commission on tobacco transparency

While Andriukaitis’ DG Sante was proactive in releasing details of meetings with the tobacco industry when the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive was negotiated, other DGs failed to disclose such meetings. According to some, this lack of transparency b
added Apr 28, 2016 16:57
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[UK] Update on a new clause to be inserted into grant agreements

we are continuing to consider the comments of all interested parties ahead of the introduction into grant agreements of the clause aimed at protecting taxpayers’ money from being wasted on government lobbying We are pausing the implementation pending a r
added Apr 28, 2016 16:48

[Europe] Tobacco lobbyists demand say in EU debate on … tobacco lobbying / Instead, at a public conference on transparency, they’ll be in incognito.

The language in the treaty is open to interpretation, but lobbyists insist it should not be used to ban them from public events. “Keeping the industry off the panel while they talk about our business doesn’t make any sense and has nothing to do with FCTC
added Apr 26, 2016 16:21

[Europe] Pressure grows for Commission President Juncker to end tobacco lobbying secrecy

Splits occur within European Commission, as European Parliament, Ombudsman and NGOs increase the pressure for implementing UN rules for contacts with tobacco industry lobbyists.
Corporate Europe Observatory (be)
added Apr 25, 2016 14:42

[UK] Pension funds review tobacco divestment

Just 15 years ago, the tobacco industry was considered to be in terminal decline, given its exposure to multibillion-dollar lawsuits, government clampdowns on marketing and rising consumer aversion to smoking in developed countries.
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 24, 2016 15:45

[Asia, Pakistan] PMPKL installs 458.6 kWp solar panels at manufacturing units

Philip Morris Pakistan Limited (PMPKL) has installed solar panels at its manufacturing facilities in Kotri and Sahiwal with combined capacity of 458.6 kilowatt peak (kWp). The solar panels are also capable of CO2 emission reduction by up to 362 tonnes/ann
The Nation (pk)
added Apr 21, 2016 19:26

[Asia, Cambodia] Tobacco company's tactics scrutinised

Cambodia’s top-selling cigarette firm achieved dominance by courting senior political figures and vigorously opposing public health legislation, according to a study published this month in medical journal Global Public Health. Twenty years after moving
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added Apr 21, 2016 11:14
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California pension board backs off tobacco divestment study

CalPERS spokeswoman Rosanna Westmoreland says the chairman of the investment committee agreed Wednesday to reconsider the tobacco divestment study approved two days earlier. She says the study will be reconsidered at next month's meeting.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 21, 2016 10:42
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