Passing Tobacco Directive a ‘no brainer’

Borg pleads for quick approval

With 700,000 Europeans dying every year the Tobacco Directive was brought to a public hearing in the European Parliament. 


Before the meeting, Health Commissioner Tonio Borg told New Europe, “The ambition of the Commission is to have the Tobacco Directive approved by the co-legislators during the current parliament, this is extremely important.”


He said, “There will be a transitional period, so if everything goes right, we’re thinking of a directive that will come ...

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