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Lithuanian parliament adopts measures to restrict alcohol consumption

The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania (Seimas) on 1st of June adopted amendments to the Law on Alcohol Control which raise the minimum allowed drinking age, restricts alcohol selling hours and bans the advertising of alcoholic beverages.


Eurocare co-signs letter to Jean-Claude Juncker about the Health Programme

Eurocare is a proud co-signatory of the joint letter to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, expressing concerns over the future of the Health Programme. Nearly 40 European organisations are calling on President Juncker to make health core buisness of the EU.


Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere?

UK alcohol laws should look Down Under to tackle crime and disorder. New report finds Australian 'Last Drinks' policies reduce harms associated with late-night drinking.


Latest report on breast cancer confirms alcohol as one of key risk factors

Published in May 2017, the report is the most rigorous, systematic, global analysis of the scientific research currently available on diet, weight, physical activity and breast cancer, and which of these factors increase or decrease the risk of developing the disease.


Joint Open Letter I Ministerial action needed to improve AVMSD

Publich health organisations urge Ministers to improve AVMSD in a joint letter in the light of the European Council on Education, Youth, Culture and Sport on 22-23 May 2017.


Lithuania the heaviest drinking country in the world

WHO released data on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets with 35 indicators, alcohol consumption being one of the them.


The Irish Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will save lives

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a progressive piece of legislation designed to significantly and positively alter Ireland’s harmful relationship with alcohol. It will ensure that alcohol misuse is treated as a serious public health problem.


New recommendations on alcohol consumption in France

What is drinking in moderation? How much alcohol consumption has a real adverse effect on health? Many studies provide variable answers, the WHO message encompasses them all in less is better message in terms of alcohol consumption.


Eurocare supports proposed Lithuanian alcohol policy

Eurocare issued today an open letter of support to Lithuanian Members of the Parliament, urging them to accept the proposed alcohol policy measures.


Drinking cultures in Europe are still highly diversified - RARHA SEAS study reports from 19 European countries

Differences in northern/eastern vs. southern European drinking cultures still persist in terms of drinking frequency and amounts of alcohol drunk per drinking day.