THE EUROPEAN Commission has refused to abandon its American lawsuit against Phillip Morris, Japan Tobacco and R.J. Reynolds Nabisco, despite its case being thrown out by the New York District Court. Brussels has announced that it will not only appeal, but will prepare a new case focusing on money laundering allegations. EU budget Commissioner Michaele Schreyer said: "This is about large-scale smuggling and we are determined to continue combating this fraud with all the means at our disposal."

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