EU commissioner caught with hand in the till.

John Dalli, the European Commissioner, has resigned after the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) completed its investigation after a complaint by snus manufacturer Swedish Match.  The EU press release says “The company alleged that a Maltese entrepreneur had used his contacts with Mr. Dalli to try to gain financial advantages from the company in return for seeking to influence a possible future legislative proposal on tobacco products, in particular on the EU export ban on snus.”  

Source: The Commentator.

“snus” = a “moist powder tobacco” product favoured by the Swedes.

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