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[Europe] Watchdog tells Brussels to kick tobacco habit ($$)

Ms O’Reilly, the former Irish Ombudsman, criticised the commission for not following UN rules to ensure public access to details of any discussions with tobacco companies or their representatives. An investigation carried out by her office found that onl
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 6, 2015 11:02
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[Europe] Commission's secretive tobacco lobby contacts breach UN rules - Ombudsman

The new ruling follows other, recent Ombudsman rulings on several other CEO complaints about secrecy and conflicts of interests emerging from the Commission's relations with tobacco industry. In December 2013, the Ombudsman slammed the Commission for its
Corporate Europe Observatory (be)
added Oct 6, 2015 11:02
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[Europe, Malta] Brussels’ breached tobacco transparency rules by not publishing lobbyist meetings

Commission’s contacts with the tobacco industry attracted major controversy following revelations of heavy lobbying pressure during the 2012-2014 revision of the EU’s tobacco products directive, including the Dalligate scandal that saw the EU’s health com
Malta Today (mt)
added Oct 6, 2015 10:57
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[Europe] EU officials kept tobacco meetings under wraps

Ties between the European Commission and the tobacco industry have been hidden from public scrutiny in contravention to UN rules. The findings, released on Monday (5 October) by European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly, point to long-held suspicions of corporat
EUobserver.com
added Oct 5, 2015 22:38
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[Europe] EU Commission Not Transparent Enough on Tobacco, Ombudsman Says

The consultation on proposed revisions to the Tobacco Products Directive in 2014 drew an “influx of lobbyists into Brussels,” Daniel Freund, a policy officer with Transparency International, said by phone. “The meetings require greater scrutiny.”
Bloomberg News
added Oct 5, 2015 22:37
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[Europe] EU Commission must be open about tobacco lobby - ombudsman

The ombudsman's conclusion on Monday related to a 2014 complaint brought by Corporate Europe Observatory, which said senior European Commission officials had had at least 14 undisclosed meetings with tobacco lobbyists.
BBC Online
added Oct 5, 2015 22:36
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[Europe] EU officials ‘hiding meetings’ with tobacco industry lobbyists

CEO, in communication with Euronews, claimed the meetings were between a lawyer acting for Philip Morris International (PMI) and the EC. The lawyer, said the NGO, used to be a top official in the EC, potentially a fresh case in Brussels so-called ‘revolv
EuroNews
added Oct 5, 2015 22:35
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European Commission rejects Ombudsman tobacco ruling

But the Commission said that it believed its interpretation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is “the correct one” and that its practices “offer a high degree of transparency.” According to the new ASAI code, e-cigarettes should not conta
Irish Times (ie)
added Oct 5, 2015 22:33
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[Europe] EU Commission 'lacked transparency' over tobacco lobbyist meetings

But the commission defended its record. “The commission is fully committed to enhanced transparency across all areas of its work,” a spokeswoman said. She added that they would reply to the Ombudsman by December.
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 5, 2015 22:31
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[Europe, Ireland] EU officials in hot water over big tobacco link

The role of big tobacco in shaping EU policies on smoking has long been suspect, with a commissioner being forced to resign two years ago... Taoiseach Enda Kenny and several ministers were criticised for meeting tobacco industry representatives just prior
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Oct 5, 2015 22:29
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