European Parliament Members Launch Facebook Campaign to Reduce Tax Rate on Condoms to Curb HIV in E.U.
November 12, 2007
Members of the European Parliament from the Socialist Group on Thursday in Brussels launched a campaign on the social networking Web site Facebook to cut tax rates on condoms in an effort to curb increasing HIV/AIDS rates in Europe, the Irish Examiner reports. Hundreds of Facebook users already have joined the group, "Cut AIDS, Cut VAT on Condoms," to show their support for the campaign. The group plans to present a petition to government ministers ahead of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.
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