EU tobacco legislation and industry lobbying

Date

27 Sep 2013

Sections

Trade & Society

Press release

When: Thursday, 3 October; 11.00

Where: European Parliament, PHS building Room 1C51 - Brussels

With: Green public health spokesperson and tobacco directive shadow Carl Schlyter and Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms

The EU Tobacco Directive is scheduled to be voted on 8 October after months of controversy and following its postponement last month. The proposals have been subject to massive industry lobbying. This briefing - for members of the press only -  aims to look ahead to the vote, assess the intense industry lobby and look at some of the amendments tabled to weaken the report voted by the public health committee.

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