Decision Concerning the European Commission’s Compliance with the Tobacco Control Convention (852/2014/LP) (2014)

This case concerned an allegation from an NGO that the European Commission is failing to meet its obligation under Article 5(3) of the WHO’s Tobacco Control Convention to be transparent in its dealings with the tobacco industry. In particular, the complainant argued that the Commission, with the exception of its Directorate Generate for Health (DG Health), was not proactively making public all information on meetings between the Commission and the tobacco industry.

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