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Minimum unit pricing – Decision from the Scottish Court of Session today

Brussels, 3 May 2013 - A Scottish Court of Session’s decision issued this morning says that the Scottish government’s rules setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol are not incompatible with EU law.

CEEV considers that the Scottish judge’s decision seems to ignore the existence of a comprehensive and exhaustive EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in relation to wine. Wine is classified as an agricultural product and subject to the rules of the CAP, which explicitly prevent Member States from interfering with wine prices.

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