Tobacco lobby refuses to co-operate with European Parliament

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Inge Grässle MEP, EPP Group Co-ordinator in the European Parliament's Budgetary Control Committee, has stated that the tobacco lobby is not demonstrating enough transparency in the Dalli case, following the refusal, despite prior agreement, of the tobacco company Swedish Match to answer 54 questions tabled by the Budgetary Control Committee. The refusal by Swedish Match was sent to the Members of the Committee.

"The questions to the tobacco lobby regarding the Dalli case remain unanswered. There are still many inconsistencies. It is a pity that the tobacco lobby has no interest in dispelling them", Mrs Grässle said.

Source: EPP Group press release

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