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[Europe] Alleged failure to properly implement Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The Commission should: a) undertake a thorough assessment of how to implement the WHO Convention rules across all of its departments; b) publish online lists of all meetings with tobacco industry representatives and minutes of such meetings;
European Ombudsman
added Oct 5, 2015 11:17

Ombudsman: European Commission not transparent enough about tobacco lobbying

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has found the Barroso Commission was not transparent enough about its meetings with the tobacco industry. She called on the Juncker Commission from now on proactively to publish online all meetings with tobacco lob
European Ombudsman
added Oct 5, 2015 11:15

[Europe] EU breached tobacco lobbying rules: watchdog

In unusually strong comments, the European Ombudsman said that Brussels must now publish all meetings with tobacco lobbyists and described its previous efforts as "inadequate". EU health commissioner John Dalli resigned in 2012 after a probe ordered by
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 5, 2015 11:11

[Czech Republic, Europe] Czech lower house approves rise in cigarette tax

approved raising the excise tax on cigarettes next year 2016 to bring it in line with European Union requirements. The tax increase is a response to a weakened crown currency, which the central bank has kept at 27 crowns per euro or weaker since November
added Oct 5, 2015 10:33

[Europe] FISHER: Supreme Court Takes Case Accusing RJ Reynolds Of Vast Money-Laundering Scheme

For all I know the allegations are true, but this suit, in its current form, looks more like a vehicle for a hoped-for settlement than a real case. Kudos to Reynolds for fighting it.
added Oct 2, 2015 20:06

[Europe] UPDATE 1-U.S. top court to decide if EU countries can sue R.J. Reynolds over money-laundering (Adds details on case, paragraphs 4-9)

The European countries accused R.J. Reynolds of directing a decade-long scheme from the United States that involved the smuggling of illegal narcotics into Europe by Colombian and Russian crime groups, the laundering of proceeds from the sale of these dr
added Oct 2, 2015 13:47

[Europe] Reynolds Gets U.S. Supreme Court Review in Drug-Money Case

The case will test the overseas reach of a federal racketeering law that can impose heavy damage awards. Reynolds is seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that the cigarette maker says would invite a torrent of lawsuits against American companies over
Bloomberg News
added Oct 2, 2015 13:46
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[Europe] FANKEL: In RJR case, Supreme Court to decide if RICO reaches abroad

Court’s answer to that question could have important consequences not just for global businesses like RJR but also for human rights plaintiffs shut out of court by the justices’ 2013 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which said victims of atroc
added Oct 2, 2015 13:45
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[Europe] Supreme Court to decide whether EU can bring racketeering case against US tobacco company

A federal judge threw out the claims, but a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that racketeering laws can apply to crimes committed in foreign countries. The EU alleges that RJR orchestrated the scheme with the he
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 2, 2015 13:44

[Europe] Supreme Court Adds Terrorism and Money-Laundering Cases to Docket

accusing the [RJR] of complicity in an international money-laundering scheme that involved using the proceeds of illegal drug sales to buy tobacco. The whether [RICO] applies to conduct abroad.
New York Times
added Oct 1, 2015 16:58
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