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[Europe, Malta] Judges to cross-examine Barroso in tobacco lobby case

European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso is to appear at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg...He is to answer judges’ questions as a witness in the tobacco case on Monday (7 July), before lawyers from both sides give their arguments on Tuesd
Malta Independent (mt)
added Jul 4, 2014 10:16

[Europe, Malta] ‘Lawyer close to PN administration offered me presidential pardon’ – Silvio Zammit

Silvio Zammit – the man accused of allegedly requesting €60 million to arrange a meeting between a Swedish Match lobbyist and former European Commissioner John Dalli to influence tobacco legislation – has today dropped a bombshell, claiming amongst oth
Malta Today (mt)
added Jul 3, 2014 13:05

[Europe] Commission's alleged secret contacts with the tobacco industry under EU investigation

The European Ombudsman has launched an investigation into allegations that the European Commission has held undisclosed meetings with the tobacco industry, almost two years after the former health commissioner John Dalli was forced to resign over the same
added Jul 3, 2014 09:48


The question is whether Mr. Kessler is being called by Dr. Busuttil as witness to testify on the issue in question – interference – or whether he has been called in a last ditch attempt by Dr. Busuttil to buttress the President of the European Commissi
European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) (be)
added Jul 2, 2014 19:16


• OLAF's investigation provided evidence that Commissioner Dalli held private, irregular, meetings in Malta with representatives of the tobacco industry concerning the EU legislation on tobacco (in August 2010 and in January 2012). These meetings took pl
European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) (be)
added Jul 2, 2014 19:11

[Europe] Update 2: Dalli says he wanted to confront Kessler in Malta

Dr Kessler gave Dr Farrugia a chronological recollection of facts regarding the John Dalli investigation by Olaf. "Olaf's investigation provided evidence that Commissioner Dalli held private, irregular, meetings in Malta with representatives of the tobac
Times of Malta (mt)
added Jul 2, 2014 18:54

[Europe, Malta] Updated | Police chief says Kessler’s request was not legally correct

Kessler is however attributing other reasons to his decision to skip this appointment: he was told he could be arrested if he came to Malta. In a letter he sent to the Speaker of the House, in reply to an invitation to testify in the Privileges Committee
Malta Today (mt)
added Jul 2, 2014 15:21

[Europe, UK] Philip Morris Challenges New EU Anti-Tobacco Regs ($$)

contended in the lawsuit that the directive violates EU member state treaties in three ways, according to a company statement — by increasing the incentives for illegal cigarette trafficking, violating consumers’ fundamental right to accurate product info
added Jul 1, 2014 03:56

[Europe, Ireland] Global groups attack cigarette plan

Eight global trademark and intellectual property rights groups have joined forces ... The organisations, mainly based in Europe, are the latest to attack the hard-hitting marketing clampdown and warned alcoholic drinks could be the next target. The IP a
Press Association (uk)
added Jun 30, 2014 08:34

[Europe, Switzerland, UK] Swiss-based tobacco giant appeals to EU court »

The new measures, adopted on April 3rd, cover labelling, ingredients, tracking and tracing, e-cigarettes, cross-border sales and herbal products for smoking. Philip Morris said it had filed suit in Britain because the country's courts have "proven to be
The Local (ch)
added Jun 29, 2014 02:53
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