Karin Riis-Jørgensen

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Riis-Jørgensen is a senior advisor at Brussels-based public affairs company Kreab Gavin Anderson.1 The company counts snus manufacturer Swedish Match as one of its clients.2
Riis-Jørgensen is also the founder of the European Privacy Association (EPA), a Brussels-based lobby group.

Lobbying on the Tobacco Products Directive

Riis-Jørgensen lobbied the European Commission on the EU Tobacco Products Directive Revision (TPD). On 16 March 2011 and 6 March 2012, Riis-Jørgensen and Swedish Match Public Affairs Director Cecilia Kindstrand-Isaksson met representatives of the European Commission’s Secretariat General to discuss the TPD review.3

Revolving Door

Prior to her career as a lobbyist, Riis-Jørgensen was a Danish politician who served as a Member of European Parliament from 1994 to 2009. She was twice re-elected in 1999 and in 2004.4 From 1987 to 1989 she worked for the European Commission’s task force for small and medium-sized enterprises. 5

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  1. Kreab Gavin Anderson, Our people in Brussels, undated, accessed January 2015
  2. EU transparency Register, Kreab Gavin Anderson entry, accessed 8 July 2013
  3. European Parliament Budgetary Control Committee, Questionnaire from the Committee on Budgetary Control to OLAF and to the Commission Secretariat concerning the resignation of the former Commissioner John Dalli, Questionnaire with replies (English version), 30 November 2012, accessed 8 July 2013
  4. K. Riis-Jørgensen, Karin Riis-Jørgensen’s Linkedin Profile, Linkedin, undated, accessed 8 July 2013
  5. K. Riis-Jørgensen, Curriculum Vitae, Karin Riis-Jørgensen personal website, undated, accessed 8 July 2013