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#Tobacco Ombudsman regrets Commission stance on UN tobacco lobbying rules

#Tobacco Ombudsman regrets Commission stance on UN tobacco lobbying rules

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 recommendation to extend the transparency policy of DG Health to all DGs through proactive online publication of all meetings […]

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European Parliament will not gain people’s trust by continuing to contribute to burden of chronic disease in form of tobacco subsidies

European Parliament will not gain people’s trust by continuing to contribute to burden of chronic disease in form of tobacco subsidies

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amid all the furore yesterday (22 October) about the new Commission, the European Parliament also quietly voted against ending EU subsidies to tobacco crops. While on the one hand many MEPs so supportive of legislating in favour of health with regards to pharmaceutical products, it seems that over half of the European Parliament is happy […]

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Commissioner Šemeta welcomes EU agreement to sign WHO Protocol against illicit tobacco trade

Commissioner Šemeta welcomes EU agreement to sign WHO Protocol against illicit tobacco trade

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Algirdas Šemeta, EU anti-fraud commissioner, welcomed the decision adopted by Council today (9 December) for the EU to sign the WHO Protocol on the Elimination of the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Commissioner Šemeta said: “Every year, public budgets lose around €10 billion per year in the EU alone due to the illegal tobacco trade. […]

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