Tagged: Iceland

NEWS: Scraping Alcohol Monopoly Unconstitutional

Iceland: Expert for child rights and child well-being recommends members of parliament should reject Alcohol Bill. Freer access to alcohol would be damaging to child welfare and therefore counter to the Icelandic constitution, says the country’s official Ombudsman for Children…

NEWS: Iceland: New Challenge To ATRV

After a previously failed attempt, a new bill was introduced to the Icelandic Parliament, seeking to privatise alcohol sales. The author of the bill is Independence Party MP Vilhjálmur Árnason. MP Árnason had submitted the same bill last year, where it subsequently died in committee. Despite the setback, he vowed to submit it again. The move has received wide criticism for its likely effects on increasing alcohol consumption and alcohol harm.