MEPs call for ad hoc panel to restore trust between lawmakers and wine sector

By |junij 15th, 2020|aid package, Alcohol, COVID-19, European People's Party, News, Norbert Lins, Wine, wojciechowski|

The European Parliament's agriculture committee (COMAGRI) has made the creation of a high-level group to discuss the post-COVID-19 wine sector one of the conditions for lifting its veto on the Commission's aid package for fruit and vegetable producers.

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Beer boss: Lowering VAT on alcohol would help hospitality sector revive quickly

By |junij 15th, 2020|Alcohol, alcohol consumption, beer, beer industry, coronavirus, News|

Lowering VAT rates on alcohol across Europe would tremendously help the hospitality sector's efforts to turn the business around quickly and eventually recover from the disastrous economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Brewers of Eu...

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EU sees wine consumption, exports dry up as consumers stay home

By |april 21st, 2020|Alcohol, coronavirus, News, US tariffs, wine industry|

Wine consumption in the European Union is expected to fall this season due to the decision to close bars and restaurants to contain the coronavirus, with exports hit by extra US tariffs, the EU's executive said on Monday (20 April).

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Outgoing Commissioner Andriukaitis suggests disbanding EU alcohol forum

By |oktober 9th, 2019|Alcohol, Big Alcohol, EU Alcohol Strategy, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The EU Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF), which aims to tackle alcohol-related harm, should come to an end because its stakeholders have not been able to find common ground, the outgoing EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has said.

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Irish Senate passes alcohol law, introducing minimum price and labelling

By |oktober 12th, 2018|Alcohol, alcohol consumption, Ireland, News, underage drinking|

For the first time, Ireland has adopted legislation on the risks associated with alcohol, in a country where alcoholism has had devastating consequences. EURACTIV France’s media partner Ouest-France reports.

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EU official: Commission seeks ‘quick fix’ solution on alcohol labelling proposals

By |september 26th, 2018|Alcohol, alcohol labelling, Big Alcohol, EU Alcohol Strategy, News|

The European Commission is pushing for a “quick fix” solution to the alcohol labelling deadlock before the end of its mandate, a Commission official close to the issue told EURACTIV.com.

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MEPs ask Commission to reject industry’s alcohol labelling proposal

By |avgust 6th, 2018|Alcohol, alcohol labelling, EU Alcohol Strategy, News|

A group of MEPs has called on the European Commission to turn down an industry proposal on alcohol labelling, claiming that alcoholic beverages should no longer enjoy a preferential regime compared to other foodstuffs.

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EU health chief not satisfied with industry’s alcohol labelling proposal

By |junij 5th, 2018|Alcohol, alcohol labelling, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis is not pleased with the “inconsistent” proposal recently submitted by the alcohol industry on labelling and insisted that European consumers should be presented the full information of the products they purchase.

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Alcohol labelling proposal fails to end debate on calories

By |marec 13th, 2018|Alcohol, alcohol labelling, Big Alcohol, EU Alcohol Strategy, News|

The alcohol industry presented on 12 March their self-regulatory proposal on labelling, focusing on “flexibility” for wine, beer, spirits and cider. Alcohol makers will be free to decide whether to place information on the label, online or both.

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Commission still vague about online alcohol labelling

By |marec 9th, 2018|Alcohol, alcohol labelling, EU Alcohol Strategy, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

Consumer needs and expectations should be the main drivers in defining alcohol labelling, a European Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.com when asked about the effectiveness of online labelling,  an option the alcohol industry wants to introduce.

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