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04/07/2006

The EU Confederation of Food and Drink Industries (CIAA) unveils voluntary labelling scheme

At the time when an EU Directive to enforce nutritional labelling is being considered by the EU's legislative bodies, CIAA – the EU Confederation of Food and Drink Industries - has announced last 4 July an agreement on a voluntary Scheme for providing nutrition labelling on drinks sold in the EU . The labels will include nutrients, nutrition content per drink and guidelines for daily amounts (GDAs).

01/07/2006

Alcohol high on the agenda of the Finnish EU Presidency

Finnish Prime Minister, Matti Vanhanen, expressed his wish to reach an agreement with the other EU Member States to raise the EU minimum tax on spirits and beer during the Finnish presidency of the EU, starting 1 July.

01/07/2006

EU grants for promoting wine sales within the EU

The European Commission has decided to award grants for promoting wine sales within the EU to Spain and Hungary for the next three years.

01/07/2006

Austria: Media campaign ‘Moderation means more fun'

The Fund for a Healthy Austria has launched a nation-wide information campaign on youth and alcohol under the slogan Moderation Means More Fun!.

01/07/2006

Second Eurocare Bridging the Gap Conference. Helsinki 20-22 November 2006.

The Second Eurocare Bridging the Gap Conference will take place in Helsinki on the 20-22 November 2006.

28/06/2006

Commission drops legal action against UK policy to prevent booze cruises

Last 28 June the European Commission decided to close the case against the United Kingdom over its application of EU law relating to excise duties on tobacco and alcohol.

23/06/2006

Commission Communication on Actions for a Safer Europe

On the 23rd of June, the European Commission adopted a Communication and Action Plan with the aim of reducing the burden of accidents and injuries which are the fourth major cause of death in the EU.

22/06/2006

The Commission proposal for a radical reform of the wine sector

The European Commission unveiled on 22 June its proposal for a reform of the EU wine sector. In this proposal the Commission contemplates four options for reform, and expresses a clear preference for a profound reform specific to the wine sector.

22/06/2006

Mid-Term review of the White Paper on Transport

Last 22 June the Commission published a Communication "Keep Europe moving - Sustainable mobility for our continent": a mid-term review of the European Commission's Transport White Paper from 2001.

21/06/2006

Second Pathways for Health meeting in Paris (21 and 22 June)

The second “Pathways For Health” meeting took place in Paris on the 21 and 22 of June. The meeting was organised by the French Ministry of Health, SFA and ANPA. Twenty five participants from all over Europe discussed the three main topics of the project: Binge drinking, drink driving and labelling of alcoholic beverages.