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.
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.
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.
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