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Vote next week on Hungary’s proposed state tobacco distribution monopoly

| September 7, 2012

Hungary’s national assembly will open its autumn session on Monday with a vote on a law aimed at creating a state tobacco distribution monopoly high on its agenda, according to an All Hungary Media Group story quoting the parliament’s press service.

The final vote on the tobacco law is due to be held on Tuesday.

The bill has been tabled in parliament several times, but deputies delayed making a decision while waiting for the European Commission to give an opinion.

The Commission and other EU member states had until August 17 to comment on the bill and perhaps object that it would be a hindrance to the free movement of products within the community, but no such objections have been received.

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