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Scottish Government urged to curb alcohol marketing to protect children

Removing alcohol adverts from streets and public transport, and phasing out alcohol sponsorship in sport are among the steps that should be taken to prevent alcohol companies grooming children.


February - a month with water

Over 122 460 people in Belgium are passing February without drinking a drop of alcohol - Tournée Minérale. Figures show that in 2013, 82% of Belgians drank alcohol, despite the risks associated with alcohol consumption. Tournée Minérale is an initiative of the Belgian Foundation against Cancer and a number of partners, among them a Eurocare member - VAD.


‘’Little convincing evidence” of economic benefits from alcohol sales

A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies, Splitting the Bill: Alcohol’s Impact on the UK Economy, argues that the economic benefits of the alcohol industry are overstated, undermining the economic case for cutting alcohol duty in next month’s Budget.


Committee of the Regions calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy

With her report, Ewa-May Karlsson focuses on future action and prevention plans for alcohol-related issues at the EU level with an important contribution from local authorities.


Celebrating World Cancer Day 2017 - but not with alcohol

Still 1 in 4 deaths in the EU are caused by cancer[1]. Fortunately, cancer is in many cases avoidable, and early detection increases the chance of cure substantially. Enough is already known about the causes to prevent at least one third of all cancers[2].


How is your country doing on alcohol policy?

European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) together with partner organisations compiled existing data on alcohol policies across Europe. The aim was to present information in easy and accessible format.


Alcohol industry subverting science to prevent greater regulation, study finds

The Guardian is reporting that Australian researchers say industry’s lobbying of politicians and involvement in policy discussions obstructing health outcomes. T


European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted its opinion on AVMSD

European Parliament is currently deliberating on its opinion for the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).


Estonian Alcohol Bill

Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski has proposed changes to the Alcohol Act and Advertising Act reported the Estonian Public Broadcasting on the 26th January.


Eurocare urged Finnish government to stay with evidence based alcohol policies

Eurocare, supported by Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN) and a list of different national and international organisations, sent a letter to the Finland´s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services urging “Finland´s government to reconsider plans to change the limits of public monopoly on sales of alcohol''.