Germany launches beer tax battle

The German government and brewers have joined forces to fight EU plans to
increase the excise duties on alcohol.

The European Commission is expected to propose an increase to the taxes
today, the FT reports.

Germany’s finance ministry has already voiced its oppostion to the plans,
announcing that it was ‘firmly opposed’ to the proposal.

‘Germany is a land with high beer consumption and its should stay that way,’
an offcial was quoted as saying.

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