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19/09/2012

Director General DG CONNECT confirms age 12 appropriate threshold online

In an event organized by weekly newspaper European Voice on 19 September (“Can we make the internet a safer place for children?”), Robert Madelin, Director General of the European Commission's DG CONNECT said he believed there is a broad consensus amongst society and academics to create special rules to protect children aged 12 and under on the internet.
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19/09/2012

EU working group meets on packaging of unhealthy products

On 19 September, the European Parliament Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee held a Health Working Group workshop on the “Packaging of unhealthy products”. While the event focused chiefly on the packaging of tobacco products. Alcohol and food packaging were also briefly debated.
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