About: excise duty

Alcohol 18-09-2017

Greece backtracks on ‘ineffective’ excise tax on wine

The Greek government will soon table an amendment to abolish excise duty on wine as it has not brought the desired financial results, Greek Minister for Agricultural Development and Food Evangelos Apostolou said.
Agrifood 29-08-2017

Bulk tobacco smuggling increases, worrying OLAF and Commission

Illegal sale of fine cut tobacco is on the rise in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, depriving state budgets of millions of euros in unpaid taxes and causing concern in the EU's anti-fraud office, OLAF, and the European Commission.
Economy & Jobs 23-02-2017

Brussels urges Belarus to raise excise taxes on cigarettes

In an effort to halt the growing illicit tobacco trade from Belarus to Europe, the European Commission is calling on Minsk to approximate its excise duty rates to the levels in the EU.
Agrifood 10-02-2016

ComAgri wants Commission olive oil plan changes

The European Commission's proposal to allow the sale of 35,000 tons of duty-free Tunisian olive oil in 2016 and 2017 has once again come under fire. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Health 06-12-2012

Belgian lawmakers bitter over French beer tax

Belgian senators have urged the EU to take action on France’s proposed beer tax hike claiming that it infringes European competition rules. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Agrifood 19-04-2012

Europeans diverge over alcohol taste, tax and marketing

Public awareness of the health impacts of alcohol vary widely across Europe according to a new survey, adding to existing divisions between member states on tax, taste and marketing as policymakers seek to revitalise Europe's common alcohol strategy.