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EU warns Germany, Luxembourg over tobacco advertising laws

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] has told Germany and Luxembourg that the Commission is preparing to take legal action [press release] against the countries if they fail to bring national tobacco advertising laws into compliance with an EU directive [PDF text] which bans tobacco advertising in newspapers, on the radio and on the Internet. The Commission sent "reasoned opinions" to the two governments, who now have two months to comply or the Commission will refer the matter to the European Court of Justice [official website]. Deutsche Welle has more.

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