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Tobacco giant initiates EU court challenge

27.06.14 @ 11:45

  1. By EUOBSERVER

Tobacco firm Philip Morris has filed a legal complaint against an EU tobacco-control law which, among other measures, bans menthol cigarettes, on grounds it exceeds EU treaty competencies. A spokeswoman said it filed in British courts, in the hope the UK will refer its case to the Luxembourg-based EU court.