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09/02/2017

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.

Alcohol abuse has a large impact on our society, whether it is on the societal, social or economic level.

‘A new EU alcohol strategy needs to tackle alcohol’s serious societal, social and economic impact while relying on the expertise of local authorities. For this, we need to establish EU-level cooperation platforms, reduce the exposure of babies, children and young people to alcohol marketing and inform customers by listing nutrition information and calories on labels as they have a right to know what they drink, as well as focus on preventive action in healthcare and the workplace’, said Ewa-May Karlsson.

Eurocare warmly welcomes adoption of the report and trusts that European decision-makers will accelerate action on alcohol prevention across the EU.

Source: Committee of the Regions, please visit the website to download the full version of the report.