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The member states have agreed to postpone the transposition of Directive 2012/9/EU, which introduces new health warnings on cigarette packets. During an Ecofin Council meeting, on 28 January, the ministers decided not to oppose the European Commission's directive, which postpones the introduction of new additional health warnings on unit packets of tobacco for another two years. "In view of the complexity of the process of updating the electronic library of selected source documents and amending Decision C(2005)1452, there is a danger that the process will not be completed before the deadline," says the Commission in its...

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