European Commission Criticized for Subsidizing Alcohol Industry

Posted July 09 2020 Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Alcohol Policy, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, European Commission, European Union, Evidence, News, Public Health, WHO

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance has criticized the European Commission for subsidizing Big Alcohol by supporting the wine industry.
In light of the COVID-19 business downturn which hit the wine industry – like most other industries in the world – the European Commission has reported an “exceptional” package to support the wine sector. Unfortunately the package is only exceptional for the wine industry and would deeply harm public health amidst the existing health, social and economic crisis.

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