THE EUROPEAN UNION’S proposed ban on tobacco advertising and sponsorship was labelled 'incomprehensible' by Germany’s Chancellor Kohl, amid rumblings of legal action to overturn the ban. Bonn expressed 'fundamental political and legal doubts' about the ban which, it argues, may be in breach of the principle of subsidiarity - the taking of decisions at the lowest possible level of government. Germany is one of four EU member-states opposing the ban. Several tobacco companies, including the UK’s Imperial Tobacco, are also considering legal action and the European Magazine Publishing Federation declared it would 'fight this unfair measure all the
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