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EU accused of nudity cover-up plan

Germany's top-selling newspaper, Bild, has splashed a picture on its front page of a woman exposing her breasts in a protest against planned European Union rules it says will ban female nude images in the media.

Under a caption "I'm to be abolished!" pointing towards the woman's breasts, Bild asked its readers: "Don't EU bureaucrats have anything better to worry about?"

The paper said it feared new European sex discrimination rules might stop it showing pictures of scantily clad women.

Britain's tabloid newspapers expressed their indignation on Wednesday.

The Sun daily said the planned EU law would also do away with racy bra adverts and bring a halt to actresses nibbling chocolate bars suggestively.

The European Commission, which proposes EU-wide legislation, insists there are no firm proposals yet.

"There is a technical and legal consultation process going on," Commission social affairs spokeswoman Antonia Mochan said.

"The commissioner has not decided how to proceed, so I cannot speculate on what will be in it," she said.




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