Tagged: European Court of Justice

NEWS: Scottish Courts Uphold Alcohol MUP

Plans to set a minimum unit price for alcohol (MUP) in Scotland have been backed by the Scottish courts. The Court of Session in Edinburgh ruled against a challenge by the Scotch whisky industry. The alcohol industry contended that the plans were a breach of European Law. The ruling now paves the way for the Scottish government to implement its policy. The MUP policy had already been passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2012…

NEWS: Lack Of TTIP Transparency – Greens Sue EU

For lack of TTIP transparency, Green party sues EU. Lawmakers from Germany‘s Green Party have filed a legal claim against the European Commission to press for more transparency in relation to Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Threats Legal Action Against Health Law

The alcohol industry does it again: Big Alcohol threats legal action against public health law. SpiritsEurope, the lobby group of the liquor industry representing Big Alcohol giants in Europe has threatened to pursue legal action against the Minimum Unit Price (MUP) on alcohol measure that the Irish government announced it would implement to reduce alcohol harm and promote public health and well-being in Ireland…

NEWS: MUP Not Precluded By EU Law

European Court of Justice advocate general Yves Bot said in an official opinion that the Minimum Unit Pricing policy, intended to be introduced in Scotland and other European countries, is not precluded by EU law.
In the official opinion, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) would only be legal if it could be shown that no other mechanism could deliver the desired public health benefits. He also cautioned that MUP risked infringing EU rules on free trade and the principle of free movement of goods…