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27/03/2014

Opening the door to alcohol industry lobbying - what’s wrong with the new WHO policy proposals

WHO has published a draft proposal for a set Framework and set of policies to address its engagement with Non Sate Actors (NSAs[i]). Member States are being invited to discuss these proposals at WHO’s HQ in Geneva on 27th and 28th March. Public Interest NGOs are not invited.

27/03/2014

Joint Statement: Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy

05/02/2014

Alcohol and Cancer- the forgotten link

The World Health Organisation has warned about the growing burden of cancer at an alarming pace and emphasised the urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies.

29/10/2013

High hopes for future alcohol policy in the EU

European Alcohol Policy Alliance warmly welcomes the proposed Action Plan from the European Commission. We expect a comprehensive Action Plan building on the guidance given by World Health Organisation Europe 2012 – 2020, with specific targeted actions that are regularly monitored.

01/10/2013

Alcohol charities fear conflict of interest

A key civil servant who has been part of a team responsible for the implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland has been confirmed as the incoming Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

18/07/2013

UK Government bows to industry pressure and abandons plans for minimum alcohol price

Britain’s Government has yesterday announced that it will not be taking forward proposals to introduce MUP at this time, but it would be legislating to ban sales below the cost of duty plus VAT.

02/07/2013

Cheaper beer in Denmark – How many lives will be lost?

The Danish government cut the beer tax by 15% on the 1 July and made alcohol more affordable for not only its own population, but also the neighboring countries like Sweden and Norway (that have higher taxes).

29/05/2013

Alcohol causes cancer- health experts call on increased actions

Today in Dublin health experts from across Europe have gathered at the Conference for the European Week against Cancer.

03/05/2013

Eurocare strongly supports Court's judgment on Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol in Scotland

The Court of Session, Scotland's supreme civil court, has ruled today in favour of the legality of the Scottish government's plans to introduce minimum pricing per unit of alcohol.

18/02/2013

Sharp drop in alcohol-related deaths follows minimum alcohol price increase

An increase of minimum price of alcohol by 10 percent lead to a 32% reduction in alcohol-related deaths according to a study published today in Addiction.

13/12/2012

Eurocare warmly welcomes and strongly supports Member States request for a New EU Alcohol Strategy

In the Council of the European Union (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) Conclusions Member States have asked European Commission for a new EU Alcohol Strategy.

07/12/2012

French beer tax - a step in the right direction

The French government has increased tax on beer by 160%, which is a step in a right direction that will help to address alcohol related harm and improve public budget.

12/10/2012

The Spanish Government gives in to pressures from the beer industry

The Spanish government takes a big step backwards in the protection of public health and proposes to allow all outdoor advertising of beverages under 20% ABV.

07/09/2012

International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders day, 9 of September

This Sunday, September 9, the 9th day of the 9th month, is International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders day, prenatal exposure to alcohol is the leading cause of mental disabilities and birth defects in Europe

03/09/2012

Eurocare stresses the importance of minimum pricing on alcohol beverages

Eurocare fully supports the planned introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland and similar plans by other governments within the United Kingdom.