TOBACCO and nuclear energy giants and controversial IT firm Atos are among a raft of multinational companies that have tried to influence MSPs over the last three months. Over 700 entries have been logged so far in a new lobbying register and reveal corporate interests have attempted to persuade government ministers about policy and tax changes. EDF Energy Holdings also registered an introductory meeting between new CEO Simone Rossi and Sturgeon at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. Areas covered included current nuclear operations and onshore wind. The company has also declared meetings with leaders Ruth Davidson and Richard Leonard.
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