19 June 2007

The business of government

Much like the Pope, members of the EU are not allowing silly distractions from the Middle East, or ongoing genocide in Africa... to get in the way of important business...

The European Parliament has voted down a bid by MEPs from Poland, Finland, the Baltic states, Sweden and Denmark to tighten the legal definition of vodka.

The so-called "vodka belt" countries wanted to restrict the term to spirits made only from potatoes or grain. But a majority of MEPs voted in favour of a looser definition.

Vodka made from anything other than potatoes or grain will have to say so on the label - but no minimum size for the declaration will be stipulated.
Whew... thank goodness we got that crisis resolved.

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