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[Malta] John Dalli resigned voluntarily, European Court concludes - Busuttil reacts

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said: "The European Court today did not believe the conspiracy theories about John Dalli and it reiterated the truth – and the truth was that he resigned."
Times of Malta (mt)
added May 12, 2015 12:24
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[Europe, Malta] EU court rejects commissioner’s claim he was forced to resign

"The court finds that Mr. Dalli resigned voluntarily, no formal request for his resignation having been made by President Barroso," said the court, which is second only to the European Court of Justice. It added that Dalli "resigned orally," he gave verb
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 12, 2015 12:23
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[Europe] EU court rules scandal-hit commissioner was not forced out

a former European commissioner from Malta resigned voluntarily and was not forced out over a scandal related to tobacco industry lobbying, and rejected his claim for compensation. Health Commissioner John Dalli abruptly left office in October 2012 after
Reuters
added May 12, 2015 12:22
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[Europe, Malta] EU court dismisses Dalli case

A former EU health commissioner, accused of soliciting bribes from mouth tobacco maker Swedish Match, lost his case against the European Commission for unlawful dismissal.
EUobserver.com
added May 12, 2015 12:20
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] Judgment in Case T-562/12: Dalli v Commission

reputation of the Commission had been put at risk as far as tobacco producers and, possibly, public opinion were concerned. Mr Dalli’s behaviour could thus be seen, in OLAF’s view, as a breach of his duty to behave in keeping with the dignity and the d
Malta Today (mt)
added May 12, 2015 12:18
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[Belgium, Malta] Dalli loses claim against dismissal from European Commission

John Dalli (right) was found to have tendered his resignation voluntarily, and that his claim of unfair dismissal against former EC president José Barroso, did not hold any water. Former European Commissioner John Dalli has lost a court claim against h
Malta Today (mt)
added May 12, 2015 12:16
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[Asia, India] Delhi govt accuses fired official of faults graver than smoking cigars at work

“on several occasions, he (Joshi) has been found smoking cigars and chewing tobacco within office premises”.
Indian Express
added May 14, 2015 00:22
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[Europe, Malta] EU agency probed over ‘snus case phone taps’

Belgian investigators asked the European Commission to lift the diplomatic immunity of officials from the anti-fraud agency OLAF.... The crucial call was made by Inge Delfosse, a tobacco lobbyist, to Silvio Zammit, Mr Dalli’s former canvasser, from OLAF’s
Times of Malta (mt)
added May 12, 2015 12:28
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[Europe, Malta] EU anti-fraud agency being investigated for ‘illegal’ recording of phone conversation

The EU’s anti-fraud agency Olaf is reportedly being investigated for illegally recording a telephone conversation involving Maltese suspect Silvio Zammit. Mr Zammit has been charged in the Maltese courts for soliciting a €60 million bribe to overturn a
Malta Independent (mt)
added May 12, 2015 12:27
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[California] Madison Bumgarner might have trouble complying with SF chewing tobacco ban

“Madison Bumgarner said he enjoys dipping and won’t stop because of the ban…” Bumgarner did, however, say that he’s quit in the past and would try again in the future if the rule is enforced. He said:
Fox Sports
added May 11, 2015 23:27
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