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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12294

12 July 2019
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COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EU / Taxation
Greek legislation applying reduced rate of excise duty to tsipouro and tsikoudia is contrary to EU law
Brussels, 11/07/2019 (Agence Europe)

Legislation has been adopted that applies to tsipouro and tsikoudia, two traditional alcoholic beverages produced by distillation companies. The legislation respectively sets out a 50% reduced rate of excise duty compared to the standard national rate, and a significantly reduced rate of excise duty compared to those produced by small distillers. In doing so, Greece has failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law, judges of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on...

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