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NGOs resign from health forum as Commission ignores Member States and European Parliament calls for Alcohol Strategy
Public Health NGOs have today resigned from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum, following the announcement by Commissioner Andriukaitis that he has no plans to establish a new EU Alcohol Strategy. The Commissioner’s decision goes against demands from Member States and the European Parliament for a new comprehensive Strategy to tackle alcohol harm in Europe.
Formula One alcohol sponsorship exposes audience to alcohol brands every five seconds.
Eurocare welcomes the OECD Report “Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use” and its strong alcohol policy recommendations
The harms caused to people other than drinkers themselves, including the victims of traffic accidents and violence, but also children born with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, are the most visible face of those social consequences. Health care and crime costs, and lost productivity, are further important dimensions. These provide a strong rationale for governments to take action against harmful alcohol use” (Executive Summary from the OECD Report 2015: Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use – Economics and Public Health Policy)
29 April, Brussels - Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a Resolution calling on the European Commission to present a new EU Alcohol Strategy to tackle health harm for 2016-2022.
European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) welcomes the initiative from the Brewers of Europe to provide ingredients and nutritional information for their products. Eurocare has been calling for this since 2008.
As we celebrate the World Cancer Day (4th February) and the achievements which have been accomplished in the area of cancer prevention, we need to remember about the less known causes of cancer such as alcohol consumption.
Public health community calls on the European Institutions to take action on Europe’s problem with alcohol
The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) congratulates the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the European Commission on the release of the updated 4th edition of the European Code Against Cancer, and hopes that the combined efforts of all stakeholders will lead to a significant reduction in cancer cases.
What’s not on the bottle? Public health organisations call on the European Commission to label alcoholic drinks
On the 10th September in the European Parliament (Brussels) public health experts will be calling the European Commission to make changes to alcohol labelling legislation and allow consumers to make truly informed choices.
Doctors take battle to implement “Scotland the Brave’s” Alcohol Minimum Unit price policy to Brussels
The EU needs to reflect on its wine subsidies and stop wasting tax payers’ money
For years public health organisations have questioned the use of Common Agricultural Policy money for the promotion of wine and especially funding of the Wine in Moderation and similar programmes.
FIFA World Cup 2014 should not be sponsored by alcohol industry.
On the European Obesity Day (17th May), Eurocare warns people not to let extra calories sneak up on them through calorific alcoholic drinks.
9th May is the European Road Safety Day. 5.600 deaths could be prevented annually by eliminating drink driving.
The Court of Session, Scotland's supreme civil court, has referred today the Scottish Alcohol Minimum Unit Price (MUP) for a preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union. This follows an appeal from the alcohol industry to the last year’s verdict on the matter.