Tarry for the Nonce

July 12, 2005

Where Are the EU Libertarians?

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 11:26 am

In yet another attempt to regain control of a crumbling ideal, the EU has decided to

  • monitoring Internet content while increasing the number of television commercials:
  • Brussels is considering regulating areas such as taste and decency, accuracy and impartiality for internet broadcasters. More broadly, it is thinking about relaxing rules governing the frequency and amount of advertising on television.

  • and restricting vitamins
  • :

    Controversial new European laws which could outlaw thousands of vitamin and mineral supplements were upheld by European Court judgesy . . .

    Health food companies have to submit natural remedies, vitamin supplements and mineral plant extracts – many of them in long-established regular use in a 300 million-a-year market in the UK – for approval and inclusion on a list of recognised food supplements.

    No wonder the EU Constitution isn’t winning any popularity contests.

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    2 Comments

    1. Those whacky Europeans are at it again…. there’re European libertarians?! I thought they were mythical, like the tooth fairy and the easter bunny.

      Comment by Andrew P. — July 12, 2005 @ 11:30 am

    2. Where Are the EU Libertarians?

      In America 200 years ago.

      Comment by Mark — July 12, 2005 @ 9:12 pm


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