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Why booze could get even pricier in Sweden

Taxes on beer, wine and spirits could go up in 2017, as part of government efforts to raise almost 400 million kronor ($50 million).Sweden already has one of the the highest tax rates on food and alcohol in Europe, but your trips to the state-run alcohol monopoly could have you digging even deeper into your wallet than before.

Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson presented the idea at a press conference when she handed over the Social Democrat-Green government’s spring budget proposal to parliament on Wednesday.

Swedes enjoy the highest spirits duty in the EU and among the biggest taxes on beer and wine, according to a recent report.

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