spiritsNEWS April 2022

Editorial by Manu Giró, President of spiritsEUROPE and CEO of MG Destilerías
Excise hikes must be avoided to allow for a speedy post-Covid recovery
GIs & Sustainabilty: Commission proposal published
Spirits GIs are hallmarks of economic, social and environmental sustainability – the proposal aims to provide further guidance and momentum on this issue
Responsibility in action
spiritsEUROPE published its annual review of prevention activities at national level. These actions are contributing to positive changes across Europe, confirming we are on track with targeted harm reduction approaches
Trade: EU-India negotiations – fresh start, new opportunities
With trade diversification becoming a must, we urge the Commission to treat these negotiations as a matter of priority
Suppporting jobs, growth, competitiveness & exports in a changing geopolitical context: the role of the EU’s Promotional Policy
The policy is an important tool to support and promote GI spirits drinks across the world as part of the EU’s cultural and culinary heritage
No & Low: spiritsEUROPE adopts sector guidance for non- and low-alcoholic “spirits”
Amidst growing consumer interest, spiritsEUROPE develops a common understanding on technical definitions and labelling of these products
Alcohol consumption in Belgium: people are drinking less, and better
To support these trends, alcohol taxes should be fairer, not higher
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