Stoiber allegations are unfounded

It is wrong to say Mr Stoiber and the High-Level Group were used as a vehicle for pushing the interests of the tobacco industry.

In his letter last week, Paul de Clerck of ALTER-EU suggests that the chair of the High-Level Group on Administrative Burdens, Edmund Stoiber, lobbied John Dalli, the then European commissioner for health, on the revision of the tobacco-products directive by arguing the case of a Bavarian tobacco producer (“Stoiber group lobbies for tobacco industry”, 17-23 January). 

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