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Finnish Retailers demand the end of the alcohol monopoly

>> Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Päivittäistavarakauppa ry, an organisation representing Finnish retailers, has requested that the EU investigate the Finnish monopoly (Alko). They want that the monopoly should be disbanded since it no longer serves it purpose for “public health”. They say that less than a third of the alcohol consumed in Finland is now bought at the Alko monopoly (the rest being imported directly by consumers, which is legal.) Read more: Helsingin Sanomat


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