THE EUROPEAN Commission said today (Wednesday) it was taking France to the European Court of Justice over restrictions preventing alcoholic drinks producers from participating in the cross-border provision of television broadcasting services, sports sponsorship and advertising services.

Brussels said that the French Loi Evin "disproportionately restricts the cross-border media sales services by sports events organisers in other Member States" and restricted alcoholic drink producers from buying advertising and sponsorship services from ...

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