Wednesday September 23, 2020

EC wants cigarette price to drop

The European Commission is trying to get the government to reduce the price of cigarettes.

15th September, 2007

The European Commission is trying to get the government to reduce the price of cigarettes.

The commission has written to the government on a number of occasions, culminating in a ‘‘reasoned opinion’’ on June 29 of this year, warning the government that the taxes on tobacco here are in contravention of European law.

Commission sources have indicated that the commission contends that the taxes and fixing of prices for tobacco are in...

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