The final plenary session (14th- 17th April)of the European Parliament (EP) took place in Strasbourg. The Parliament decided not to include the EU Alcohol Strategy resolution in its final discussions.
Eurocare believes that there is an urgent need to review how the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) operates, and therefore presents our position and suggestions for the way forward.
UEG, EASL, EPHA, Eurocare and the Royal College of Physicians warmly welcome the initiative by the European Commission and the current chair of the Science Group Sir Ian Gilmore to re-assess the functioning of the Group and attempt to “revive”, and potentially, expand its activities.
Promising signals from the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA).
Earlier this month members of the Committee on the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI Committee) in the European Parliament (EP) have started works towards a resolution calling on the European Commission to develop new EU Alcohol Strategy.
Earlier this week Eurocare has responded to the European Commission proposed structure for the EU Alcohol Action Plan.
The EU alcohol and health forum risks being ineffective by using a one-size-fits-all approach, writes Michel Craplet in the Parliament Magazine
We are fighting for documents. Alcohol policy documents that should become a basis for real life alcohol policies that will regulate the way alcohol is produced, sold and marketed. Also the way people should behave and act when it comes to drinking.
Eurocare presents its view and recommendation for a comprehensive alcohol policy in the European Union 2013-2020
On June 27, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, together with EuroHealthNet, the European Association of Cancer Leagues and the European Transport Safety Council, held an event highlighting the need to address alcohol related harm at the EU level.
Source: European Commission
The 10th Plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) took place on 26 April 2012 in Brussels. The topic of the forum was responsible marketing.
Reports and presentations from the 9th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, 17 November 2011, is now available.
The Council of the European Union has adopted conclusions on closing health gaps within the EU through concerted action to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours
The 9th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA), which took place in Brussels 17 November 2011, is calling for a comprehensive new EU strategy on alcohol related harm.
In his speech to the European Alcohol and Health Forum, Commissioner for DG Health and Consumers, Mr John Dalli highlighted that Alcohol Strategy is an important part of the European Commission’s work.
Eurocare met alcohol policy community at the European Expert Conference on alcohol in Poznan 11-12 October 2011.