Alleged failure to properly implement Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Case 852/2014/LP - Opened on Friday | 20 June 2014 - Recommendation on Thursday | 01 October 2015 - Decision on Tuesday | 06 December 2016 - Institution concerned European Commission (Critical remark )
The Commission failed properly to implement Article 5.(3) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (the "WHO Convention) and the accompanying guidelines.
The Commission should:
a) undertake a thorough assessment of how to implement the WHO Convention rules across all of its departments;
b) publish online lists of all meetings with tobacco industry representatives and minutes of such meetings;
c) implement a code of conduct on relation with the tobacco industry amending where necessary the relevant provisions of the Code of Conduct for Commissioners and the Staff Regulations;
d) ensure registration and disclosure of the identity and activities of tobacco industry lobbyists via the EU's Transparency Register.