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[Europe, UK] Tobacco Giants Sue Britain Over Rules on Plain Packaging

Britain would be the first of the European Union’s 28 countries to impose the regulation, which formed part of a broad new set of tobacco rules, also governing electronic cigarettes, that the union approved last year but has left up to member states to e
New York Times
added May 22, 2015 17:36
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[Europe] Tobacco companies file lawsuits against UK Government over plain packaging laws

Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) both argue the measures deprive them of property in the form of trademarks, and are seeking compensation that could extend to billions of pounds if they succeed. In legal objections fi
The Independent (uk)
added May 22, 2015 17:30
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[Europe] Cigarette groups begin legal action over UK branding ban

Two of the world’s largest tobacco companies have launched legal action against the UK...what is likely to be years of legal wrangling in the UK and European courts over the measure, which they say infringes property and trademark rights.
Financial Times (uk)
added May 22, 2015 11:52
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[Europe, Netherlands] Dutch government in court for violating international tobacco treaty

campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the Dutch state to court...According to the Dutch Youth Smoking Prevention Foundation, the government is systematically breaching the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC),3 to
British Medical Journal
added May 21, 2015 10:11
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[Europe, Ireland] Tobacco supplier resists State's EU court bid

A supplier of tobacco products is opposing the State’s application to have the Court of Justice of the EU decide various legal issues in a challenge to plans to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products here.
Irish Times (ie)
added May 19, 2015 08:42
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HAYES: More must be done to stub out the scourge of tobacco use in Europe

Arguments will be made that we are overregulating the tobacco industry but if we sit back and do nothing the 700,000 Europeans that die in 2015 from smoking could be a significantly higher figure in 10 years' time.
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added May 19, 2015 08:40
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[Europe] EU Court Finds Scandal-Plagued Regulator Quit

A health regulator who allegedly met secretly with Big Tobacco resigned voluntarily and was not forced out by the former head of the European Commission, the EU's lower court ruled Tuesday. The EU anti-fraud office known as OLAF discovered that forme
Courthouse News
added May 13, 2015 14:05
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[Europe, Malta] Dalli files police report over Independent report on $600,000 scam

has filed a criminal complaint for defamation against Standard Publications, after publishing details of a complaint made to the FBI and his alleged involvement in a €600,000 scam. Dalli, who resigned the EC in 2012 over allegations that he was aware of a
Malta Today (mt)
added May 12, 2015 12:30
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[Europe, Malta] EU agency probed over ‘snus case phone taps’

Belgian investigators asked the European Commission to lift the diplomatic immunity of officials from the anti-fraud agency OLAF.... The crucial call was made by Inge Delfosse, a tobacco lobbyist, to Silvio Zammit, Mr Dalli’s former canvasser, from OLAF’s
Times of Malta (mt)
added May 12, 2015 12:28
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[Europe, Malta] EU anti-fraud agency being investigated for ‘illegal’ recording of phone conversation

The EU’s anti-fraud agency Olaf is reportedly being investigated for illegally recording a telephone conversation involving Maltese suspect Silvio Zammit. Mr Zammit has been charged in the Maltese courts for soliciting a €60 million bribe to overturn a
Malta Independent (mt)
added May 12, 2015 12:27
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