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EC Proposal for modernisation

The European Commission has released a memo (MEMO/06/208) outlining in the form of Frequently Asked Questions the proposals for modernisation of the Television without Frontiers Directive 1989/52/EEC, which was published in 1989, and which bans tobacco advertising from televisions across the European Union. This comes as the results of a resolution adopted on 4 September 2003, in which the European Parliament called for a complete overhaul of this directive to take account of technological developments and changes in the structure of the audiovisual market. The ban of tobacco advertising on television is untouched. The European Commission’s Fifth Report to the European Council, the European Committee of Regions and Parliament on the subject of this modernisation is available online.
Source: European Commission Rapid Press Release, 18 May 2006

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