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Keith Nuthall

Articles by Keith Nuthall

OECD report calls for increased prices in battle against alcohol abuse 14 May 2015

A report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) has said that increasing alcohol prices through taxes and minimum prices may help "tackle the heavy cost of harmful drinking".

Health ministers from European Union member states met in Riga earlier this weekEuropean Union readies new alcohol harm reduction policy 24 April 2015

European Union health ministers have agreed the development of a new policy for reducing alcohol-related harm.

Could all alcohol sold in the European Union soon carry calorie-count information?European committee calls for calorie labels on alcohol products 7 April 2015

All alcohol containers sold in the European Union should display calorie information, according to a parliamentary committee in the politico-economic bloc.

Small cider producers in the UK would be affected by the moveEC aims to clamp down on UK cider tax exemption 3 March 2015

The European Commission has threatened legal action against the UK government, demanding that it scraps rules exempting from excise duty the sale of cider and perry made by small producers.

Spanish liqueur Pacharan faces new EU marketing rules 13 February 2015

The European Commission has amended European Union (EU) marketing rules for Spanish sloe-flavoured liqueur Pacharán by insisting that a generic description is used when the product is made outside of Spain.

EUR: European Union's wine programme a waste of money – Finance watchdog 2 July 2014

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has argued against maintaining a special European Union (EU) public support system for the wine sector, saying it can rely on the EU’s rural development programme.

The duty on alcohol imports from Europe to Ukraine are set to be scrappedEUROPE/UKRAINE: European drinks companies poised to benefit from Ukrainian duty removal 24 March 2014

The European Commission has released details of proposals to remove tariffs on goods traded between the European Union and Ukraine.

SENEGAL: Société Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire granted EUR5m loan 26 February 2014

Senegal's Société Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire has secured a EUR5m (US$6.9m) loan to help boost its presence across west Africa.

GEORGIA/MOLDOVA: Wine co's target European export growth 2 December 2013

Wine producers from Georgia and Moldova will be hoping for a marked rise in exports to the European Union moving forward, following the signing of trade deals last week.

Officials from Canada and the European Union secured the FTA last monthCANADA: Gov't releases EU trade deal details 5 November 2013

Further details of the free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada have been revealed.

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