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Philip Morris sues the EU over Tobacco Products Directive

Subsidiaries of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today obtained a green light from an English Court to challenge the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Key questions regarding the Directive’s validity will be referred to the CJEU as ordered by Mr. Justice Turner… Read the full article >

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Tobacco giant initiates EU court challenge

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) wants to challenge new EU rules on tobacco to see if it can get the stricter labelling requirements changed. The Marlboro manufacturer on Friday (27 June) said the EU’s new tobacco products directive “appears to ban truthful and non-misleading claims on the packaging of tobacco products”. “PMI intends to… Read the full article >

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Senators put profit (and campaign donations) above health

U.S. Senators Warn EU Over Proposed Cigarette Rules By THOMAS CATAN And WILLIAM MAULDIN WASHINGTON—Europe is encountering fierce opposition from an unexpected source over its efforts to curb smoking: Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. In a sharply-worded letter, the Senate minority leader has warned the European Union its proposed restrictions on tobacco marketing would violate international trade… Read the full article >

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Tobacco Firms ‘Must Accept Damage’

EU tobacco-producing countries must accept damage to their industry in the drive to stop people smoking, Minister for Health James Reilly has said. Ireland had prioritised a plan to ban flavoured tobacco and stylish cigarette packaging even if this hurt jobs in the tobacco industry in some countries, he said today following a two-day meeting… Read the full article >

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European Commission: Will Move Ahead With Draft Revision of Tobacco Directive

BRUSSELS–The European Commission still intends to move ahead with a draft revision of the tobacco directive in the coming weeks, spokesman Olivier Bailly said Thursday, as he insisted no-one within the European Union’s executive is seeking to block new the rules on tobacco companies. The tobacco directive is at the center of a cash-for-influence probe… Read the full article >

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John Dalli Interview: Tobacco Products Directive is Dead

The John Dalli affair has had one significant casualty for the European consumer; the Tobacco Products Directive. Dalli came to New Europe’s Brussels HQ on the morning of October 19 for a followup interview by Alexandros Koronakis, challenging the findings of the OLAF investigation, and the discussing the serious impact that this affair will have… Read the full article >

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