The recent EU court preliminary ruling on Scotland’s alcohol minimum pricing illustrates the conflict in EU law between upholding the integrity of the internal market and allowing measures designed to protect public health, writes Arianna Andreangeli. She explains that the case has rested on whether minimum pricing or taxation can better achieve the public health objectives while limiting market distortions, and that debate will continue as the case returns to the Scottish courts.
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Edition||Article No 69|
|Media of output||Blog post|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jan 2016|
- Minimum pricing