Tag: EU

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Minimum alcohol pricing breaches free-trade laws, says court

The Scottish government’s proposal for minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol is a contravention of EU free-trade laws,...

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Minimum Pricing blow as EU hints at legal infringement

The Scottish Government’s plans to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol products has been dealt a blow after...

Polish convenience store interior
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A view from the continent

A new survey has examined convenience trends across six countries in the EU, and while cultural differences play...

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CAMRA in talks over EU threat to cider industry

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, meets with Special Advisor to the European Commissioner responsible for taxation across...

Cigarettes in plain packaging
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Tobacco firms gear up for plain packs legal fight

Several of the UK’s leading tobacco manufacturers have stated they will defend what they call their ‘legal rights’...

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Food allergen display laws come into force

New regulations on displaying allergen information on foods came into force on 13th December with 14 food ingredient...

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EU rules could reduce card payment charges for retailers

A major EU ruling could see UK retailers paying reduced fees for processing debit and credit card payment...

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EU confirms severe tobacco restrictions

The new EU Tobacco Products Directive completed its discussion period just before Christmas, and confirmed that cigarettes will...