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[Belgium, Europe, Romania] A commissioner’s work habits prompt staff upheaval / Corina Creţu’s long weekends and treatment of underlings said to be behind high turnover.

former and current staffers said, Creţu smoked cigarettes in her office, flouting an institution-wide ban. “Everyone said, ‘You can’t do this,’” according to a former staffer, “but she said, ‘In Romania, a minister can do whatever they want.’”
Politico
added Dec 10, 2015 20:04
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[Europe, UK] Is your boss as bad as this? EU commissioner drives out half of her staff because 'she only works two days a week, smokes in the office and makes them clean her home'

Eight out of 19 members of commissioner Corina Creţu's closest staff, including her head of cabinet and communications chief have left their positions... Staff also revealed that she smoked in her office, despite EU rules forbidding the smoking of cigare
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 10, 2015 20:04
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[Europe, Germany] Tobacco lobby stubs out total German tobacco ad ban

The ambitious plans of the Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Christian Schmidt, to ban tobacco advertising have been scaled back. Critics have cited pressure from the tobacco industry.
EurActiv
added Dec 10, 2015 15:44
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[Europe] EU struggles to renew deal with Big Tobacco

But critics of the tobacco industry and health advocates strongly oppose cutting financial deals with tobacco companies. “This is the scandal of the century,” said center-left French MEP Gilles Pargneaux, the deputy chair of European Parliament’s commit
Politico
added Dec 14, 2015 15:17
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[Europe, Switzerland] Defiance of a cigar veteran

is not ready to end his fight against Swiss moves to tighten tobacco laws... Emblematic of Swiss cigar culture is Heinrich Villiger, 85-year-old owner of the Villiger Söhne cigar company, and an importer of Cuban cigars into Germany, Poland and Austria as
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 9, 2015 20:17
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[Europe] Tobacco firms join hands to fight against plain packaging law in UK

In their lawsuits filed in May this year, BAT and PMI claimed that the new regulation directly impacts their trademarks and infringes World Trade Organisation rules with respect to international trade. The companies say it violates EU law as the compani
Packaging Business Review (uk)
added Dec 7, 2015 20:50
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[Europe, Ireland] Tobacco giants fight back as EU court ruling over plain packaging will be later this month

A landmark EU court ruling later this month will decide whether Ireland can drive ahead with plans to outlaw tobacco branding...Ireland plans to go further and bring in plain packaging on tobacco products, a plan driven by Minister for Children James Rei
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Dec 7, 2015 16:26
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[Europe, UK] Big tobacco to fight in court against plain packaging

Some of the world's biggest tobacco firms are going to court with the UK this week in a row over the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. British American Tobacco (BAT), Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco Internat
City A.M. (uk)
added Dec 7, 2015 16:27
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[Australia, Europe, Luxembourg] Tobacco giants and Government in plain packaging showdown

The world’s biggest tobacco companies will this week start their High Court battle with the Government over plans to sell cigarettes in plain packets, a controversial law that the manufacturers argue deprives them of their property rights.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:40
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Regulatory tracker archive: European e-cigarette regulation, November 2015 ($$)

ECigIntelligence (uk)
added Dec 5, 2015 17:27
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