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Sweden and the European Union
Changes in National Alcohol Policy and Their Consequences

Edited by Harold D. Holder
December 2000
Almqvist & Wiksell International
ISBN: 91-22-01868-9
263 Pages
$151.50 Cloth


Sweden has a long history of national alcohol policy based upon high prices, reduced retail access, and reduction of the private profit motive in off-premise alcohol sale. The goal of this policy is to reduce overall levels of drinking and alcohol-involved problems. As a result of the signing of the European Economic Association Treaty (EEA) that became effective in 1994, and the subsequent full membership in the European Union (EU), the national monopolies in production, import, export, and wholesale were ended on 1 January 1995. This book documents those changes and their consequences.

Political Science; Sociology