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Sweden vs alcohol

November 22 2005

In order to convince the EU partners to tighten policy in the sale and consumption of alcohol, Sweden, beginning in Europe advertising campaign.

Alcoholic beverages in Sweden are sold in specialty stores, they cost a lot. Consumption of alcoholic beverages in the country increased after the abolition of import restrictions on alcohol in Europe.

"Dear Mr. Barroso, here are the reasons why you should seriously think about the fight against drunkenness!" - Says one of the posters. Further, states that the loss of the EU budget from citizens of alcohol consumption reaching up to 235 billion dollars a year, reports the BBC -si.

From the Swedish initiative the European Commission is not thrilled. Its members believe that the Swedish alcohol policies contrary to existing European trade laws. reported

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