Drinks industry opposes planned tax hikes

Ljubljana, 6 June - Drinks industry representatives voiced indignation Thursday over a government-proposed value added tax increase on sugary and energy drinks and a 7% increase in excise on beer and spirits. They argued the government is trying to fill its coffers at their expense, playing the health card although experience suggests consumption will not drop.

Maister brewery beer.
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