Tobacco lobbying: the sleazy path to success

Tobacco lobbying: the sleazy path to success


There was something marvellously sleazy about the controversy that led John Dalli to resign as the EU's health commissioner.  Combining hints of secret payments and improper access and a proven burglary, the whole affair demolished the myth that Brussels is boring. 

It was especially satisfying to see solid evidence - some produced by Dalli himself - that the tobacco industry is willing to grease the palms of those lobbyists who can provide it with one-on-one contact w...


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