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Norway Christian Democrats closed for supermarket wine opener. KrF leader Knut Arild Hareide finds it unlikely his Party will be sitting at a political table with non-socialist shop alcohol supporters. Opinion polls are just over the four-per cent electoral threshold by 0.8. Mr Hareide’s statement goes against other opposition Parties’ grain. In recent events, the Liberals (V) support supermarket wine and beer sales following last month’s Party congress.

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Norway Christian Democrats closed for supermarket wine opener

Published on Tuesday, 7th May, 2013 at 07:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 7th May 2013 at 07:55.

KrF leader Knut Arild Hareide finds it unlikely his Party will be sitting at a political table with non-socialist shop alcohol supporters.

VIntage 60s Wicker Wine Opener
VIntage 60s Wicker Wine Opener
Photo: Wicker Paradise/Flickr


Opinion polls are just over the four-per cent electoral threshold by 0.8. Mr Hareide’s statement goes against other opposition Parties’ grain.

In recent events, the Liberals (V) support supermarket wine and beer sales following last month’s Party congress.

“We believe in citizens taking responsibility for their own lives and that they can be trusted with the giant burden of being able to buy a bottle of stronger beer in a supermarket,” the Young Liberals’ Sveinung Rotevatn told The Foreigner.

The Conservatives (H) voted in favour for supermarket sold wine in places without government wine shops (Vinmonopolet) at their Party congress last weekend.

Progress (FrP) also want it to be curtains for supermarkets’ beer ones – and have long been pro wine sales there.

The Christian Democrats and Conservatives have some political proximity on certain issues such as working life and tax policies, but are not particularly pally when it comes to alcohol ones.

“I don’t envisage that the Christian Democrats would sit in a government undertaking major liberalisations regarding alcohol policy, such as the sale of wine in shops,” Knut Hareide told Christian newspaper Vårt Land.

At the same time, he says both police and researchers support the Party’s alcohol policy, “[even] if we don’t get support from Progress, the Liberals, and the Conservatives.”

“This [support] is because we have a brave alcohol policy that protects those who need it most,” he concluded, some four months before this year’s general election.

Farmers dairy cooperative TINE has even eyed putting French wine into milk cartons at some stage in the future, but alcohol industry players have poured water on the idea of selling wine and strong beers in supermarkets and food shops.

“Most Norwegians support the Vinmonopolet system,” Ingunn Jorheim, VBD secretary general said to The Foreigner.

“It might work for a little while, but supermarkets won’t have the same range and quality, and service-levels will go down. Besides, we have this system for health reasons. I don’t think the European Commission will allow having half-a-monopoly, where these shops only sold spirits, it probably wouldn’t be economically or politically possible,” she added in last month’s interview.



Published on Tuesday, 7th May, 2013 at 07:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 7th May 2013 at 07:55.

This post has the following tags: norwayalcoholsales, norwaydrinkinglaws, alcoholshopsnorway.





  
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