Prime Minister David Cameron won backing at a European Union summit on Thursday to end the so-called “tampon tax” that has become a political football for Britons campaigning to leave the EU in a June referendum.
“We’re a step closer to ending the tampon tax,” a British government spokeswoman told reporters after EU leaders agreed to express support in the summit statement for an adjustment to UK value-add tax (VAT) on women’s sanitary products.
“It shows we can come to Brussels and get people to listen,” she added during a meeting dominated by Europe’s migrant crisis.
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