About: John Dalli

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Economy & Jobs 08-11-2013

EU defends Trade Commissioner De Gucht amid tax fraud scandal

As EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht is facing charges for fiscal fraud in Belgium, the European Commission defended on Friday the Commissioner's 'presumption of innocence'. According to the Belgian press, the country's  tax authorities have reportedly asked the Commissioner's family to pay almost 1 million euros in unpaid taxes. But the EU executive said that De Gucht has already told President Jose Manuel Barroso that he did nothing wrong in the case.
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Euroepean Commission on Dalligate

The leader of the European Parliament's largest political group, the European Peoples’ Party (EPP), said yesterday (11 June) the European Commission should “force” the resignation of the head of the EU anti-fraud office, OLAF, over his handling of the case against former commissioner John Dalli.
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Health 27-02-2013

EU lawmakers ready to confront tobacco industry ‘Goliath’

Four months after health commissioner John Dalli resigned over alleged industry attempts to influence the EU Tobacco Products Directive, European lawmakers are preparing to re-examine the draft legislation.
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Health 23-10-2012

Dalli’s position ‘politically untenable’, says EU

  The European Commission said on Monday that it was “pollitically untenable” for John Dalli to remain the EU Health Commissioner. Dalli resigned last week after an anti-fraud investigation linked him to attemps to influence EU tobacco legislation. The ex-commissioner...
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Health 19-01-2012

EU’s new animal welfare approach under fire

The European Commission said on Thursday that it is proposing a new long-term strategy for animal welfare. It said it's new approach is a "comprehensive" plan that wants to force members states to better apply existing rules that were introduced five years ago. Critics have repeatedly said the existing rules do not work because they lack economic incentives. The Commission now wants to introduce what it calls "cost-effective measures" to make it easier for member states to enact the European animal welfare rules.
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Health 07-06-2011

E.coli outbreak: EU representatives trade accusations

A European Union proposal to offer 150 million euros in compensation to farmers affected by an E.coli outbreak is insufficient and producers should be fully compensated, Spain's farm minister said on Tuesday in Luxembourg. Spanish fruit and vegetable producers have been hardest hit by the collapse in sales during the crisis, after German officials initially blamed cucumbers from Spain for causing the outbreak that has so far killed 22 people.

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