Scottish Minimum Pricing on Alcohol: The Court of Justice Speaks

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 69
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2016


  • Alcohol
  • Europe
  • Minimum pricing
  • MPU
  • Scotland


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