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Finish changes to the Alcohol Act will clarify provisions applicable to retail sales of alcohol

Finish changes to the Alcohol Act will clarify provisions applicable to retail sales of alcohol

The existing Alcohol Act prohibits cross-border distance sales of alcoholic beverages in Finland, but the compatibility of its provisions with EU law is open to interpretation.

Brexit Battlegrounds: Where are public health and the alcohol industry likely to clash in the years ahead?

Brexit Battlegrounds: Where are public health and the alcohol industry likely to clash in the years ahead?

The Institute of Alcohol Studies has released a new report, it summarises the main ‘asks’ of industry and public health groups on alcohol policy post-Brexit, and identifies likely areas of conflict

How to cope with cross-border alcohol trade?

How to cope with cross-border alcohol trade?

Estonia is facing a similar situation where Finland has been the last 15 years when a large number of its population (but still a minority) is getting its alcohol from a neighbouring country. For Finland, the source of cheap booze has been Estonia and for Estonia, it is now Latvia.

Europe’s billion-euro wine spillage

Europe’s billion-euro wine spillage

Eurocare published a report on wine promotion subsidies under 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.