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Ireland - Alcohol's role in suicide highlighted

Figures have shown that over 90% of young men who committed suicide in one of the regions of Ireland had alcohol in their system. According to GPs, 20% of their patients who have died as a result of suicide had a history of alcohol abuse.


Health claims: European Parliament votes through compromise

On the 16 May the European Parliament voted through a compromise to the controversial Health and Nutrition Claims.


Bridging the Gap meeting in Barcelona from 11th until 13th May 2006

With the second and last Bridging the Gap (BtG) meeting in Barcelona the project has reached another important milestone. Approximately 60 members of the network attended this meeting, which was organized by the Department of Health of the government of Catalonia in Spain.


Conference: The impact of Alcohol on HIV/Aids and Poverty. What does it mean on the level of intervention?

The International Federation of the Blue Cross is organising a conference on “The impact of Alcohol on HIV/Aids and Poverty”.


EUROCARE response to the Commission Consultation paper on labelling

In February 2006, the Commission issued a Consultation on labelling that included a section on labelling of alcoholic beverages.