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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[1]. 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.


Alcohol Advertising And Sponsorship In Formula One: A Dangerous Cocktail

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)


[Joint press statement] European Parliament Resolution calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy

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.


Brewers of Europe acknowledge that consumers have the right to know what is in their drink

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.


Alcohol can cause cancer- limit your intake

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.


Is the EU drinking its future away?

Public health community calls on the European Institutions to take action on Europe’s problem with alcohol


European Alcohol Policy Alliance warmly welcomes the New European Code Against Cancer

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.


Why is the EU wasting tax payers’ money in wine subsidies?

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.


Alcohol industry versus health ministry 2:0 (12.06.2014)

FIFA World Cup 2014 should not be sponsored by alcohol industry.


Calories we forget to count- alcoholic drinks

On the European Obesity Day (17th May), Eurocare warns people not to let extra calories sneak up on them through calorific alcoholic drinks.


Drink driving kills – 5,600 deaths could be saved. European Road Safety Day

9th May is the European Road Safety Day. 5.600 deaths could be prevented annually by eliminating drink driving.


Alcohol Minimum Unit Price case to be decided by European courts

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.