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Balance Update: Europe deals blow to SNP alcohol minimum pricing plan

Posted 04/09/15

National:

European court opinion due on minimum alcohol pricing
The European Court of Justice is due to issue a preliminary ruling over plans to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in Scotland.
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Minimum pricing of alcohol would help reduce worrying trends
THE fact that the number of people in Scotland dying due to alcohol has fallen since a peak in 2006 is welcome news for the nation’s health.   Click here to read more...

Have the 'Booze Talk' By Age 9, Pediatricians' Group Advises
Parents and doctors need to take the lead in talking to kids about drinking, and they need to do it before children try their first sip, the main pediatricians' group says. Click here to read more...
 

Drinkers ‘subsidising’ non-drinkers by £6.5 billion a year
A drain on taxpayers? Drinkers pay their dues three times over, new study claims. Click here to read more...


Pernod Ricard upbeat ahead of minimum pricing ruling
SPIRITS major Pernod Ricard has played down the potential damage if a key European legal ruling today on the minimum pricing of alcohol in Scotland sides with the Scottish Government.  Click here to read more...


Plough on’ with setting minimum pricing on alcohol
Publicans have urged Health Minister Leo Varadkar to “plough on” with plans to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol following a European Court of Justice ruling appeared to make the regulations harder to implement.  Click here to read more...


Europe deals blow to SNP alcohol minimum pricing plan 
Advocate General Yves Bot issues an opinion warning the proposal risks breaching EU free trade rules and is "difficult to justify".   Click here to read more... 

 

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