Norway: Alcohol Lobby Seeks to Dismantle Policy Model

Posted on August 19, 2019 in Europe, Europe

Norwegian alcohol lobby group Virke is pushing for Norway’s 3,000 kiosks and gas stations to be licensed to sell beer. The country’s grocery stores already have the rights to sell beer. Currently Norway operates the alcohol monopoly Vinmonopolet – the country’s alcohol retail monopoly – to control availability of alcohol. If more and more alcohol becomes available outside of the monopoly, it undermines this system. Eventually such undermining of alcohol control will lead to dismantling of the monopoly itself…

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