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[Europe] The mind-bending international comity debate in RJR RICO case at SCOTUS

The irony is running thick in a debate at the U.S. Supreme Court between the Justice Department and 26 European governments suing the tobacco company RJR Nabisco...The issue is international comity and the reach of U.S. courts – but the two sides haven’t
Reuters
added Feb 9, 2016 22:13
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[Europe] EU keeps tobacco lobbying in the shadows

Lobbying by big tobacco interests will continue to take place in the shadows the European Commission has said, in defiance of recommendations by the EU’s ombudsman. The Commission, despite promising transparency, has said it will not make public all it
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Feb 9, 2016 18:42
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[Europe] EU watchdog warns Commission on tobacco lobbying

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly...warned that the Commission’s refusal to tighten the rules “effectively means that future meetings of Commission officials with tobacco lobbyists may create distrust. It appears that the sophistication of global lobbying
Politico
added Feb 9, 2016 13:13
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[Europe] Commission still hiding details of dealings with tobacco industry: the Ombudsman

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, strongly regrets that the European Commission has chosen not to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transparent in line with UN guidelines. The Commission was responding to the Ombudsman’s recommendat
New Europe
added Feb 8, 2016 16:10
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[Europe] EU Commission Resisting Tobacco Lobbying Transparency, Watchdog Says

has ignored calls for more transparency in its dealings with the tobacco industry, a watchdog said Monday, ratcheting up criticism sparked by a 2012 lobbying scandal that ended the career of the bloc's then health commissioner.
Life Style Extra (uk)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:09
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[Europe] EU watchdog raises alarm on tobacco lobbying

The European Commission is refusing to curb lobbying by tobacco firms in its ranks by not fully applying UN transparency rules, says an EU watchdog. The EU ombudsman Emily O'Reilly said on Monday (8 February) that the Brussels-executive ditched her recom
EUobserver.com
added Feb 8, 2016 16:08
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[Europe, Ireland] O’Reilly criticises EC’s transparency in dealings with tobacco firms

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has strongly criticised the European Commission’s refusal to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transparent, following an investigation by her office. A report by Ms O’Reilly in October sharply criticised t
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:07
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[Europe] CHILDERS: EU should confine tobacco agreement to dustbin

The infamous PMI Agreements on fake and smuggled cigarettes between the EU, member states and the tobacco industry...We have empowered the industry to self-police cigarette smuggling without independent verification. Therefore, it will come as no surpris
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added Feb 8, 2016 14:59
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[Europe, Germany, Greece, Russia] Blowing in the wind: OLAF helps seizing 75 million cigarettes

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) had a good year’s start by carrying out, between December 2015 and January 2016, several operations in Greece, Russia, Germany and Spain that led to a total seizure of more than 75 million cigarettes. During an enqu
New Europe
added Feb 6, 2016 22:10
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[Europe, Germany] How essential are cigarettes in movies?

Does smoking on screen encourage young people to take up the habit? The WHO wants to ban tobacco from film. We take a look back at iconic classics that wouldn't have been quite the same without cigarettes.
Deutsche Welle / DW World (de)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:21
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