The European Commission has disclosed its opinion on MUP and has asked UK to refrain from introducing such a measure in Scotland.
European Commission has expressed concerns and a number of EU Member States have raised objections
Several countries have now have lodged its objections to the minimum pricing of alcohol proposed by the UK earlier this year.
Eurocare fully supports the planned introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland and similar plans by other governments within the United Kingdom.
The UK Government has notified the European Commission about Scotland’s intention to introduce a 50 pence minimum price for alcohol.
The European Commission DG SANCO has published a study on the affordability of alcoholic beverages in the EU, with a focus on excise duty pass-through, on- and off-trade sales, price promotions and pricing regulations.
The preferred minimum price for alcohol will be 50p per unit, it was announced today by the Scottish Government.
In a recent answer to a questions regarding minimum pricing by a Scottish MEP George Lyon, the European Commission has shed some light on the ongoing debates.
Source: Alcohol Action Ireland
Alcohol Action Ireland, today branded the Government’s decision to keep alcohol excise duty at the same slashed levels as the previous Government’s budget as “incomprehensible”