torsdag, oktober 04, 2007

Will the alcohol be back?

In yet another verdict the European Court of Justice declared that the prohibition against private import of alcohol to Sweden, stands in opposition with the EU Law.
This is the second time that Sweden is convicted for breaking the law within the European Union concerning this ban. This time it was the European Commission that put Sweden on trial because they considered this prohibition (ban) being an obstacle towards free trade.

In June the Court came to the same conclusion after Sweden had been put to trial by a Swedish citizen, wanting the alcohol back that had been detained, awaitening the verdict in the EU.

Will the Swedish government be forced to repay the money corresponding to the amount of alcohol detained and waisted? So far it does not seem to be the case. This ban was a decision from the former Social democratic government.

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