Duitse bareigenaren tegen EU plannen rookverbod

De plannen van EU-commissaris Byrne om Europawijd een rookverbod voor de horea af te kondigen stuiten op heftige kritiek in Duitsland.


De lokale horeca-organisatie is mordicus tegen een dergelijk verbod omdat het “..het einde zou beteken van veel kleine bars en veel ontslagen in de sector zou opleveren”.


“A smoking ban would be the death knell for many small corner pubs and would costs thousands of jobs,” said Ernst Fischer, head of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DHG).

The European Union health commissioner and anti-tobacco “czar”, David Byrne, has already proposed a ban on smoking in all workplaces. The former Irish attorney-general has said he hopes to make smoky bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants a thing of the past throughout the 15-member European Union.

In an interview with Die Welt newspaper, Byrne said that Germany is not doing enough to fight nicotine addiction. It is estimated that 100,000 Germans die of smoking-related diseases every year.


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“Any further non-smoking efforts should be undertaken on a strictly voluntary basis,” Fischer said.


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