Tobacco Investigations Desk

Investigative reporting about the tobacco industry and tobacco policies in The Netherlands

A joint project of investigative journalist Marcel Metze and the Dutch Journal of Medicine Association, which provides funding and facilities.  We offer the results of our investigations to the media for free, in order to feed and stimulate the public debate.

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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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