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Health, alcohol and EU law: understanding the impact of European single market law on alcohol policies

Baumberg Geiger, Ben, Anderson, Peter (2008) Health, alcohol and EU law: understanding the impact of European single market law on alcohol policies. European Journal of Public Health, 18 (4). pp. 392-398. ISSN Online ISSN 1464-360X - Print ISSN 1101-1262. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckn026) (KAR id:34383)

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Abstract

Many professionals in the alcohol field see the role of the the European Court of Justice

law in the context of two broader debates: firstly the extension of European Union (EU) law into alcohol

example of the dominance of ‘negative integration’ (the removal of trade-distorting policy) over

all ECJ/EFTA Court cases on alcohol, with interpretation aided by a secondary review on alcohol and EU

advertising and monopoly policies, the extension of the scope of the these courts over alcohol policy is

concerns when considering alcohol policies, providing certain conditions have been met. Conclusion:

effect is not as strong as sometimes thought; EU law is more health friendly than it is perceived to be,

policymakers concerned about the legality of alcohol policies under EU law. More generally, those

importance for public health policy on alcohol.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/eurpub/ckn026
Uncontrolled keywords: alcohol policy, EU law, juridification, negative integration, trade agreements
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 10:24 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34383 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Baumberg Geiger, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0341-3532
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