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Former EU health commissioner John Dalli (l) with ex-European Commission president José Manuel Barroso (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

Fresh stink around former EU chief in tobacco affair

Knives are back out for José Manuel Barroso, the former European Commission chief, after a Belgian court found his top sleuth guilty of gross misconduct in the biggest EU corruption scandal before Qatargate.

"So many irregularities and lies to [the European] Parliament and all those who asked the right questions. I'm still appalled by the whole case," said Ingeborg Gräßle, a centre-right German MP and Barroso-era MEP.

"The case is not closed. It should just be the beginning," she...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Former EU health commissioner John Dalli (l) with ex-European Commission president José Manuel Barroso (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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