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Member states free to ban alcohol and junk food ads under new EU audiovisual law

MEPs defend hands-off approach to regulation in TV directive revamp

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Individual EU member states will be free to ban adverts for alcohol or foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) but no Europe-wide restriction will be in place, under a revision to the audiovisual media services directive (AVMSD) approved by MEPs in a 2 October vote.

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