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Issue 9, 2013 (22 July)

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19/07/2013

UK Government bows to industry pressure and abandons plans for minimum alcohol price

Britain’s Government has yesterday announced that it will not be taking forward proposals to introduce MUP at this time, but it would be legislating to ban sales below the cost of duty plus VAT.

News from the EU

19/07/2013

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.

19/07/2013

CAP deal agreed- EU continues to support vine and hop planting

The future Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will eliminate the current system of vine-planting rights till the end of 2015 and introduce new one in 2016.

19/07/2013

Label calories on alcohol, says Labour MEP

Labour’s spokesperson on health in Europe, MEP Glenis Willmott, has called for European rules on food labelling to be extended to alcoholic drinks.

News from accross Europe

19/07/2013

Cheaper beer in Denmark – How many lives will be lost?

The Danish government cut the beer tax by 15% on the 1 July and made alcohol more affordable for not only its own population, but also the neighboring countries like Sweden and Norway (that have higher taxes).