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Recommendation of the European Ombudsman in the inquiry into complaint 852/2014/LP against the European Commission regarding its compliance with the Tobacco Control Convention

The Commission should ensure that the proactive transparency policy put in place by DG Health, requiring the publication online of all the meetings its staff have with tobacco industry representatives and the minutes taken of those meetings, should apply
European Ombudsman
added Oct 5, 2015 11:31
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Opinion of the European Commission on complaint 852/2014/LP (PDF) [REDACTED]

European Ombudsman
added Oct 5, 2015 11:29
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Request to the European Commission to submit a supplementary opinion on complaint 852/2014/LP

the Commission should specify whether there were indeed meetings between senior officials of the Commission (other than the staff of DG SANCO) and tobacco industry representatives, whether any record of such meetings was prepared and, if this was not the
European Ombudsman
added Oct 5, 2015 11:20
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Recommendation of the European Ombudsman in the inquiry into complaint 852/2014/LP against the European Commission regarding its compliance with the Tobacco Control Convention

The Ombudsman took the view that parties to the Convention are required to take active measures both to limit the extent of interactions with the tobacco industry and to ensure transparency where such interactions occur. The Ombudsman rejected the view t
European Ombudsman
added Oct 5, 2015 11:19
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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
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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
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[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
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[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
Reuters
added Oct 5, 2015 10:33
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[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.
Forbes
added Oct 2, 2015 20:06
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[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
Reuters
added Oct 2, 2015 13:47
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