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After Dalligate scandal, Green MEPs to propose lobbying task force

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After Dalligate scandal, Green MEPs to propose lobbying task force

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In the wake of the Dalligate scandal, the Greens/EFA group has proposed “creating a special committee in the European Parliament to investigate the role of lobbying, notably tobacco lobbying,” the group said in a statement.

Green MEPs José Bové and Bart Staes, accompanied by group co-president Rebbeca Harms, will outline, in a press conference they called, the mandate for the proposed committee.

The statement said the committee is presented after discussions with other European Parliament political groups.

The Greens hope the special committee will be adopted and put into place as soon as possible.

Former European Health Commissioner John Dalli had resigned last October after the EU’s anti-fraud office OLAF linked him to a Maltese businessman accused of trying to influence tobacco legislation. Dalli denies the accusation.

Find the press conference live on Thursday, 21 March, from 10am to 10.30am, and later on the player, below:

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