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7th European Alcohol Policy Conference: Conference Declaration

Around 300 participants from more than 25 countries joined the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 22nd and 23rd November 2016, to work on the theme of Alcohol Policy for Sustainable Development.


7th European Alcohol Policy Conference (7EAPC): outcome documentation now available

With the theme ‘Alcohol Policy for Sustainable Development’, the 7EAPC took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 22 and 23 November. The 7EAPC was hosted by the Ministry of Health in Slovenia and co-organised by Eurocare, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, with support from the Government of Slovenia, the World Health Organization - Regional Office for Europe, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation as well as Norway Grants.


UK: The Public Health Burden of Alcohol and the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Alcohol Control Policies, an evidence review

This review was commissioned by the Department of Health, which asked PublicHealth England (PHE) to provide an overview of alcohol-related harm in England andpossible policy solutions.


Why threaten the Estonia Government when they are trying to ensure you have healthy consumers?

Eurocare issued an open letter to Carlsberg and Olvi regarding their interference in Estonian's government latest alcohol policy reforms.


AVMSD: Once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

Eurocare is a proud partner of a coalition of over 40 European and national health organisations and NGOs has joined forces in a campaign to protect children from commercial communications for alcohol and unhealthy food, mobilising around the ongoing revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).


Scotland receives the European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm (EARAH)

The Scottish Government’s pioneering work to reduce the harm caused by alcohol has been honoured with the European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm (EARAH).


Scotland’s alcohol campaigners criticise arrogant Scotch Whisky Association for appealing minimum pricing

Alcohol Focus Scotland and SHAAP, who are both Eurocare members, say the Scotch Whisky Association’s intention to appeal the Court of Session ruling on minimum pricing for alcohol “beggars belief” and shows they only care about the profits of their member companies.


Ireland can become a European Leader by introducing Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol

Brian Hayes MEP, speaking in the European Parliament at a specially organised conference on Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of Alcohol today (Wednesday), defended the right of EU Member States to introduce MUP legislation.


Eurocare celebrates its 20 years of presensce in Brussels with a new award at 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference

As a celebration of Eurocare 20 years of presence in Brussels we will be launching the European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm (EARAH).


Scotch Whisky Association and others v Lord Advocate and Advocate General for Scotland

A summary of the Opinion of the Court in the reclaiming motion by the Scotch Whisky Association and others against the Lord Advocate and the Advocate General for Scotland.