EU backs higher prices in Finland

December 30th, 2005 | Posted by Real Beer

Is this fair?

The European Union prolonged Finland’s right to curb the amount of beer travelers can bring from Russia, aiding costlier Finnish retailers, bolstering tax revenue and addressing worries about drunkenness.

Finland can limit beer carried by people arriving from non-EU countries including Russia to 16 liters until the end of 2007 under the European legislation.

The real reason to do this is that beer costs less in Russia.

[Via the Moscow Times]

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