ICELAND: Alcohol bill back on the table

A parliamentary bill proposing the abolition of the State’s monopoly on sales of alcohol has been moved before the Icelandic Parliament (‘Alþingi’).

This is essentially the same bill as was moved in the last parliament and proposes extending the right to sell alcohol to all retail outlets. The first mover of the bill is Vil­hjálm­ur Árna­son, MP for the centre-right Independence Party (‘Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn’).

The bill has now been moved again and is open for official comments.

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