gambling sanctions against other countries
United States may not be the
only country getting a pounding from the E.U. via sanctions
because of their Internet gambling laws.
to new reports, the European Commission will censure France,
Greece and Sweden this week for restrictions they have placed on
"There will be some decisions made
probably tomorrow by the college (of commissioners) on a number
of member states. This concerns France, Greece and Sweden for
the moment. Those are the decisions on the calendar for
tomorrow," Oliver Drewes, a spokesman for the European Union's
executive arm, told a regular briefing.
A final warning was issued to France and
Sweden last week by the European Commission. Greece was also
warned, but for a first time.
However, the E.U. will not seek a
legislation to be adopted by the entire Union, instead they will
seek sanctions, just as they would do in the similar case
against the United States and its Internet gambling laws.
The Commission has opened legal actions
against many EU states, saying a string of European Court of
Justice rulings have given it the basis to crack down on
national restrictions to competitors.
Published on 06/26/2007