spiritsNEWS October 2020

COVID-19 – Our spirit of resistance
Many restaurants, cafes and bars – who invested heavily to get through the first wave – might not get through the second. Finding the right policy responses and levels of support will be essential for their survival (...)
EU sectors affected by transatlantic aircraft trade disputes call for urgent de-escalation
Following the publication of the WTO report on the Boeing dispute, 13 European associations representing sectors threatened or hit by US tariffs as part of the Airbus dispute have issued an urgent call on the EU and US to de-escalate the disputes (...)
New Trade Commissioner, new trade strategy, same need for openness
On 7 October, MEPs approved Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis’s change of portfolio, paving the way for his confirmation as Commissioner in charge of trade. Our call: the EU should remain a champion of open, rules-based international trade and resist protectionist tendencies (...) 
Focus of the EU institutions shifts to health
A number of flagship initiatives are launched at EU level, as role & contribution of the private sector are discussed (...)
Denmark signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on consumer information
VSOD, the spirits association of Denmark, becomes 9th association to join the commitment.  Although not a member in spiritsEUROPE, VSOD’s signing up shows the openness and feasibility of our self-regulatory approach to boost consumer information about spirits across the whole of Europe (...)
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