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Scotch whisky makers tell UK politicians: Avoid no-deal #Brexit

Scotch whisky makers tell UK politicians: Avoid no-deal #Brexit

| December 21, 2018

Makers of Scotch whisky, Britain biggest food and drink export, said on Wednesday (19 December) it was imperative that lawmakers work quickly to avoid crashing out of the European Union without a deal, writes Elisabeth O’Leary. With Britain’s parliament deadlocked, business lobbies have urged Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to avoid the chaos expected if […]

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Agreement reached on new #SpiritDrinksRegulation – A glass half full

Agreement reached on new #SpiritDrinksRegulation – A glass half full

| November 30, 2018

EU spirits producers welcomed the political agreement reached at the trilogue on a new Spirit Drinks Regulation, which sets rules for the production and labelling of spirit drinks and for the registration and protection of the more than 240 spirits with Geographical Indications (GIs). “After so many years of discussions, it is a great relief […]

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#IEA sets its sights on Brussels

#IEA sets its sights on Brussels

| August 1, 2018

Not content with its regular contact with British ministers, the Insititute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has set its sights on influencing European actors with its uncompromising free trade and deregulation message. The main issue at stake here is transparency, writes Catherine Feore. The Guardian and Greenpeace journalists (Unearthed) covertly videoed the Chief Executive of the […]

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#Scotland introduces minimum #alcohol pricing to cut deaths

#Scotland introduces minimum #alcohol pricing to cut deaths

| May 3, 2018

Scotland introduced minimum unit pricing on alcohol on Tuesday (1 May) as it tries to improve public health by raising the cost of cheap, strong drinks favoured by young people and binge-drinkers, writes Costas Pitas. A unit of alcohol, defined as 10 millilitres (8 grammes) of pure alcohol, must not cost less than 50 pence […]

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Invincible corruption: #Ukraine risks becoming next staging post for #IllegalAlcohol in EU

Invincible corruption: #Ukraine risks becoming next staging post for #IllegalAlcohol in EU

| March 13, 2018

Corruption in Ukraine deters more than 2% of economic growth», stated Jost Ljungman – the permanent representative of the IMF to Ukraine. “This is not just a matter of justice; it is also an important economic issue”. In 2017, the EU provided Ukraine with gratuitous assistance in the amount of more than 174 million euros […]

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#Eurocare: Europe’s billion-euro wine spillage

#Eurocare: Europe’s billion-euro wine spillage

| March 8, 2018

On 6 March, Eurocare published a report on wine promotion subsidies under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, calling for EU lawmakers to phase out this costly market intervention. The report, entitled ‘Europe’s billion-euro wine spillage’, highlights the problems of cost inefficiency, public health risks, alcohol ads targeting youth and funds misuse, to mention some.  “EU’s […]

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#Eurocare specifies what should be on the bottle

#Eurocare specifies what should be on the bottle

| February 13, 2018

Eurocare has outlined what should be on the alcohol labels, while waiting for the industry self-regulatory proposal. Eurocare is very disappointed with the leaked draft to Politico that alcohol producers will ask their customers to just go online and try to figure out the composition of their drinks. Eurocare is still hopeful that the industry […]

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