Tobacco Investigations Desk

Investigative reporting about the tobacco industry and tobacco policies

This desk was set up in 2017 by investigative journalist Marcel Metze and the Dutch Journal of Medicine Association. Since 1 January 2019 it is part of The Investigative Desk, a new Netherlands-based non-profit organisation for investigative journalism that focuses on large international industrial sectors such as tobacco, nutrition, pharma, defence/weapons and energy.

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PRESS RELEASE 23 Februari 2018

New Documents reveal:

EU STILL WIDE OPEN TO TOBACCO LOBBY

A year ago, EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly criticized the European Commission for being too accessible for tobacco lobbyists, in violation of the FCTC treaty. Documents obtained by the Tobacco Investigations Desk (the Netherlands) show that the EU’s tax officials have not changed their open door policy.

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