spiritNEWS June 2023

Editorial by Manu Giró, President of spiritsEUROPE
The way public recommendations & guidance on alcohol consumption are sometimes framed and conveyed - including in the mainstream media - has evolved over the past months
Safeguarding the EU Single Market: spiritsEUROPE calls for investigation into the Irish new alcoholic beverages labelling rules
Together with The Brewers of Europe and CEEV, we submitted a formal complaint asking the European Commission to open an infringement procedure against Ireland for breaching EU law with its new regulation on labelling rules for alcoholic beverages.
European Report on mapping of price policies and fiscal measures applied to alcoholic beverages
The report’s conclusions are inconsistent with the complex evidence provided in the report itself
Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) – which way forward now?
While discussions on the revision are taking momentum, some Member States threaten to form a blocking minority as they feel that a regulation for waste is not the right choice of legal instrument. 
spiritsEUROPE takes part in FoodDrinkEurope mission to Washington D.C.
spiritsEUROPE was part of a FoodDrinkEurope trade mission to Washington D.C. from 8 to 12 May – the first of its kind – focused on reinforcing trade links with the US & forging new partnerships with industry colleagues.
Estonia: if you drink, drink some water in between
Evaluation showed 93% of respondents said they would start drinking water when consuming alcoholic beverages.
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