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Calderoni Francesco, Monica Angelini, Serena Favarin, Marina Mancuso and Martina Rotondi. France. The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products 8. Transcrime, 2016
This report is part of the project The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (henceforth, ITTP).
Tobacco consumption is undoubtedly a danger for human health, and governments should carefully regulate the tobacco market. Illicit tobacco avoids state regulation and taxation and may jeopardise tobacco control policies. The Factbook will contribute to raising awareness about the global importance of the ITTP and about the strategies available to prevent it. The Factbook has been developed for a wide readership ranging from policymakers and academics to interested stakeholders, with the intention of providing support to develop knowledge-based debates and policies on the ITTP.
The information gathered for this report originates from academic literature, grey literature, open sources, questionnaires and interviews with experts and stakeholders. The data-gathering phase of the project encountered major difficulties due to the number of sources, institutions and stakeholders involved.
The results of the report do not claim to be exhaustive or an accurate reflection of criminal practices. They provide an initial assessment of the ITTP in France and a starting point for future research.
As a concerned stakeholder in the fight against the illicit trade in tobacco products, Philip Morris International (PMI) welcomed Transcrime’s initiative to develop the Factbook on the ITTP with financial support and the provision of data. However, Transcrime retained full control and stands as guarantor for the independence of the research and its results. Information and data for the study have been collected by Transcrime and have not been shared with PMI.
Prof. Francesco Calderoni and Michele Riccardi give a speech at the meeting “Praticare la giustizia. Vivere la legalità”
During the 21st European Police Congress, Michele Riccardi takes part in the panel 1B on “Economic and Financial Crime”.
During the meeting “Tobacco Road”, Prof. Savona gives a speech on “The regulatory and fiscal asymmetries in Europe and their impact on the illicit tobacco markets and the counteracting action”.
Prof. Savona discusses with professors of Department of Law on “Rules and criminal opportunities”.
During the EU Commission 15 ARO meeting, Prof. Savona and Benjamin Villanyi present a relation on project MORE (http://www.transcrime.it/more/)
During the EU Commission 15 meeting, prof Savona presents “Hypotheses on the future of Organized Crime in Europe”.
Prof Savona and Carlotta Carbone present a paper on “Optimizing Transparency, Efficiency, Democracy And Accountability Al Eu Dg Home: Experience-Sharing Workshop On The Economic Impact Of Corruption”.
During the conference “La Globalizzazione delle mafie”, organised by Centro Pio La Torre, Prof. Savona presents a paper on “Mafie e Globalizzazione”.
Università Cattolica hosts the Italian Workshop of DIGIWHIST project on Big data and public procurement data.
Prof. Francesco Calderoni takes part in Digiwhist Workshop (www.digiwhist.eu).
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