Commission still hiding details of dealings with tobacco industry: the Ombudsman

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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 recommendation to extend the transparency policy of DG Health to all DGs through proactive online publication of all meetings of all Commission staff with tobacco lobbyists.

Heavy suspicions have always been hanging above the Barroso Commission. As the...


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