EU ruling hits alcohol 'minimum price' plans
The prospect of minimum prices for alcohol being introduced in Scotland has hit a roadblock.
An EU court has ruled that such a move - which had been floated north of the border - would be in breach of European law.
BREAKING: ECJ says Scotland's minimum pricing for alcohol is contrary to EU law "if less restrictive tax measures can be introduced"
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No need to worry about having to shell out €1.95 (£1.43) for a can of beer or €8.60 (£6.32) for a bottle of wine.
At least not for the time being - there's always a chance that additional taxes could be introduced in an effort to provide a comparable deterrent.
Remember to drink responsibly, but keep in mind that you can do so on a budget.