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[thejournal.ie] Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal – but Ireland’s pressing ahead. (24 Dec 2015)

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The European court of Justice has ruled that a Scottish plan to introduce minimum pricing of alcohol is illegal.

The court was responding to a case brought by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

The SWA had taken a legal challenge against legislation passed by the Scottish government which would have set the minimum price per unit (MUP) at 50p.

Today, the court ruled that the Scottish law would restrict the market.


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