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Big tobacco, child labour and the International Labour Organization

‘The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation is a global leader in preventing child labour in tobacco agriculture and protecting and improving the lives of children in tobacco-growing areas....In reality, ECLT is an alliance of tobacco comp
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Feb 8, 2016 16:47
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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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[Asia-pacific] Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Reveals Real Intentions Behind The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

he discusses how similar measures have already been taken to affect environmental and health regulation laws, including in Togo, Australia, and Uruguay, which are all being sued by tobacco...Each one of these cases, on average, governments spend more than
Collective Evolution (CE)
added Feb 6, 2016 22:15
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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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[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal signed in Auckland

The ceremony in Auckland brings the huge trade pact, which has been five years in the making, another step towards to becoming a reality. But the TPP continues to face opposition. The 12 nations account for some 40% of the world's economy - they now have
BBC Online
added Feb 6, 2016 21:24
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[Asia-pacific] BOLLYKY: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade

carve-out says a lot about the special role of tobacco in U.S. and international law, but less about investment disputes generally. It is an exception motivated by a unique combination: a widely subscribed treaty binding all other TPP countries, an execu
Council on Foreign Relations
added Feb 5, 2016 21:40
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