Tagged: Retail Monopoly

NEWS: Sweden: Why So Many Support the Alcohol Retail Monopoly

Support for the alcohol retail monopoly is high and stable in Sweden. There are many reasons why so many Swedes hold this opinion. And there are two key reasons that explain Swedes’ support for the country’s alcohol policy model, including higher alcohol taxes and a retail monopoly…

NEWS: Ukraine: Privatization of Alcohol Retail Monopoly

Ukraine has abolished the government-run alcohol retail monopoly leading to privatization of alcohol sales in the country.
In parliament, 293 out of the 422 members voted in favor of the law to abolish the Ukrainian alcohol retail monopoly named Ukrspyrt and President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law recently…

BLOG: EU Rules Don’t Threaten Icelandic Alcohol Retail Monopoly

The Icelandic discussion of new EU rules as a threat to the ATVR alcohol retail monopoly is based on a misunderstanding and risks gravely undermining Icelandic public health outcomes, writes Kalle and illustrates how important alcohol retail monopolies are and that they are not at odds with the EU Geoblocking Directive, as some have claimed in Iceland…

REPORT: Finnish Alcohol Policy At The Crossroads

The two alternatives considered in the study of (i) Finland with similar alcohol policies as in Sweden, and (ii) Finland without an alcohol retail monopoly, differ by hundreds of deaths and, also, hundreds of millions of euros each year.
The researchers suggest that the public debate and decision makers in Finland take this into account when considering the future of alcohol policy in Finland…

NEWS: Sweden: Alcohol Retail Monopoly Most Trusted Institution

A new survey shows that the Swedish people continue to have high confidence in the alcohol retail monopoly, Systembolaget. Accordingly, about 4 in 5 people (78%) reported they had ‘quite’ or ‘very’ high trust in Systembolaget, making it the most trusted institution by Swedish people for the second consecutive year…

REPORT: Privatizing Government Alcohol Retail Monopolies Causes Substantial Adverse Consequences For Public Health And Safety

There would be substantial adverse consequences for public health and safety were Systembolaget to be privatised. Both privatisation scenarios resulted in substantial increases in alcohol consumption, attributable crime, hospitalisation and death, the largest increase was estimated for the sale of alcohol in grocery stores…

NEWS: Finland: Parliamentary Protest Against Alcohol Law

Members of parliament (MPs) from the governing coalition have voiced strong opposition to the draft of a new alcohol law. 28 MPs have endorsed a statement urging the government to take into consideration critical consultation contribution. Almost two thirds of all submission during the consultation period have been critical about the proposed law…