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Competition 13-05-2019

Commission fines AB InBev for protecting higher Jupiler beer prices in Belgium

The European Commission fined AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, €200.4 million for restricting cross-border sales of Jupiler to protect higher prices of its top-selling beer in Belgium.
Competition 01-12-2017

Commission accuses AB InBev of blocking cheaper beer in Belgium

The European Commission on Thursday (30 November) accused the world's biggest brewer AB InBev of illegally blocking cheaper imports of local favourites Leffe and Jupiler into Belgium.
Alcohol 10-07-2017

Greek court hands Heineken record fine for market abuse

A Greek court has imposed a €26.7m fine on Heineken subsidiary Athenian Brewery for abusing its dominant position in the Greek beer market over more than two decades.
Languages & Culture 01-12-2016

Belgian beer culture added to UNESCO’s heritage list

Beer culture in Belgium was inscribed yesterday (30 November) on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Health 26-09-2016

Beer boss: ‘Commission must bring NGOs back into the EU Alcohol Forum’

The dialogue between the beer industry and civil society organisations continues, despite health NGOs leaving the European Commission-backed EU Alcohol Forum, says Pierre-Olivier Bergeron.
Alcohol
Agrifood 10-11-2015

Commission delays report on alcohol labelling – again

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission has again delayed the publication of a report on how to include alcoholic drinks under existing EU labelling rules on nutrition and ingredients.
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Beer Weekend draws over 60,000 in Brussels
Agrifood 08-09-2015

‘Beer Weekend’ draws over 60,000 in Brussels

The 17th annual Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels attracted over 60,000 visitors to the Grand Place on 4-6 September. Despite the rainy weather, the crowd gathered to taste over 350 beers from more than 40 breweries on the main square of Belgium's capital.
Health 13-04-2015

EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks

Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing, as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong industry resistance.
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Alcohol 02-04-2015

Ingredient and Nutrition Information to Consumers: What role for alcoholic beverages?

In 2011, the European Commission adopted a new regulation on the provision of food information to consumers.
Trade & Society 09-12-2013

EU brewers want ‘unfair’ beer tax removed through TTIP

European brewers last week (4 December) urged EU negotiators to put a removal of taxes on European brewers, from which their American competitors are exempt, on the table in the free-trade negotiations with the US.
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Agrifood 18-10-2013

The Hospitality Sector in Europe

The Hospitality Sector in Europe - An assessment of the economic contribution of the hospitality sector across 31 countries.   A new Europe-wide study by EY, released Tuesday, shows the hospitality sector plays a critical role in fighting youth unemployment and is essential for jobs and growth and the health of other sectors.
Brexit 29-11-2012

England, Wales target binge drinking with minimum pricing

English and Welsh ministers are proposing a minimum price of ?0.45 (€0.56) for a unit of alcohol as part of a push to tackle problem drinking.
Agrifood 19-11-2012

Beer chief: French tax will hit all European brewers

Beer sold in France is set to see a 120% tax hike.  The secretary-general of the Brewers of Europe says the move threatens thousands of French bars, and will have a knock-on effect for brewers across Europe.
Agrifood 22-08-2012

Danish fat tax a feast for German border shops

Denmark's recently introduced tax on food and drinks is driving shoppers to neighbouring Germany at an unprecedented level, according to a survey by the Danish Grocers’ Trade Organisation (DSK).
Health 30-03-2012

Brewers too are fighting against alcohol misuse

Alcohol abuse does not require over-regulation to be addressed. A voluntary approach through informing consumers of health risks has yielded results and should be pursued further, argues Pierre-Olivier Bergeron.

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