German response to Opinion of AG Léger in Case C-380/03

Germany decides to implement the Tobacco Advertising Directive.

Just a small update of yesterday's post: according to Euractiv, German Consumer Protection Minister Horst Seehofer yesterday announced that his government will implement the (second) Tobacco Advertising Directive, following the Opinion in Case C-380/03 on which I reported yesterday. In his Opinion, Advocate General Léger proposed to dismiss Germany's action to partially annul the Directive.

"Protecting non-smokers is very important to me. We will promptly submit a bill to the Bundestag with the aim of bringing the country in line with EU recommendations on tobacco advertising," he said in a

Euractiv for further details.