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The Health-EU news and events feeds are automatically generated following criteria provided by the European Commission. They may contain classification errors.

Sweden- Home delivery of alcohol to expand (16.09.13)»  eurocare.org

Home delivery of alchohol from state-owned alcohol retailer Systembolaget, a service which was initiated on a trial basis about one year ago, will be extended and made available in four provinces, in[...]

Sweden- Early-Onset Dementia Linked To Alcohol (18.09.13)»  eurocare.org

In this nationwide cohort study, researchers identify nine risk factors for dementia that could be traced to adolescence, suggesting strong opportunities for early intervention. Read more[...]

We can all do more to reduce the impact of alcohol use in pregnancy- says Commissioner Borg»  eurocare.org

Eurocare has held a successful event in the European Parliament earlier this week (Tuesday 17th September).[...]

Turkey- PM refutes charge of intervention in lifestyles through alcohol restrictions (12.09.13)»  eurocare.org

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today refuted claims that the government was interfering in people's lifestyles with the restrictions on the sale of alcohol that came into effect on Sept. 9. Read[...]

Ireland - Move to tackle cheap alcohol sales 'on way' (13.09.13) »  eurocare.org

NEW government policy is being drawn up to tackle the type of alcohol that is [...]

Sweden - Tax increases expected on alcohol (14.09.13)»  eurocare.org

Sweden to increase taxes on alcohol - that is, taxes on wine and beer to go up by seven percent and the tax on spirits and very strong alcohol is to increased by a percentage point according to compo[...]

Bulgaria - No excise tax increases on cigarettes and alcohol in 2014 (16.09.13)»  eurocare.org

Bulgaria's Deputy Finance Minister Lyudmila Petkova has confirmed that there will be no excise tax increases on cigarettes and alcohol in 2014, despite a European Union directive that cigarette excis[...]

International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders day, 9 of September»  eurocare.org

Today, 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[...]

Eurocare submits its reply to the EU occupational safety and health policy framework»  eurocare.org

In its response Eurocare has highlighted the need to focus on prevention of alcohol related harm at the workplace.[...]

Eurocare submits its reply to the EU occupational safety and health policy framework»  eurocare.org

In its response Eurocare has highlighted the need to focus on prevention of alcohol related harm at the workplace.[...]

Iceland- The financial crash reduced smoking and alcohol consumption (01.09.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcohol regulations in Europe: Database FASE: Focus on Alcohol Safe Environment Euro Care | European Alcohol Policy Alliance Alcohol Policy and the WHO European Alcoho... / Media Centre / News / Ice[...]

Sweden- Alcohol tax to rise 13 per cent? (30.08.13)»  eurocare.org

The Swedish government may increase tax on alcohol by 13 per cent, financial paper Dagens Industri reports, citing TV4. The proposed tax hike - part of ongoing discussions on the government's autumn [...]

Scotland- Alcohol-related fatalities fall 13% (28.08.13)»  eurocare.org

THE number of people in Scotland dying from alcohol-related diseases has fallen to its lowest level since the 1990s. Read more[...]

UK- Europe's 'addictions capital' (02.09.13)»  eurocare.org

The UK has become the drug and alcohol [...]

Turkey - Removal of alcohol logos from shop signs to hit Turkish vendors in pocket (14.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Craftsmen and restaurant owners in Turkey are concerned about a law that forces all retailers to remove alcoholic beverage logos and advertiesements from their signboards until September. Read more[...]

Alcohol and the world of work: International perspectives and solutions (18.09.13) Cardiff, Wales»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

National policy with local implementation - the 2013 NordAN conference (12-13.10.13), Tallinn, Estonia»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

EU/China - EU, China step up fight against fake alcohol (23.7.13)»  eurocare.org

The European Union and China signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to fight the trade in fake alcohol. Read more[...]

Wales could go it alone over cigarette packaging and minimum alcohol pricing, says health minister (5.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Health Minister Mark Drakeford has revealed he is giving serious consideration as to whether Wales could go it alone on major public health issues such as plain cigarette packaging and a minimum pric[...]

France - 'Le binge drinking' on the rise in France (29.7.13)»  eurocare.org

France on Sunday officially replaced the English term [...]

Norway - Norway government alcohol monopoly eyes tax free (30.7.13)»  eurocare.org

Vinmonopolet is considering moving into the airport alcohol business as drink sales figures decline. Read more[...]

Ireland - Alcohol fuels many of Ireland’s fatal assaults research finds (4.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis has found that alcohol is a major factor when it comes to the cause of violent crimes in Ireland. Read more[...]

UK - Channel 4 rapped for airing alcohol ads when kids were likely to be watching (31.7.13)»  eurocare.org

Channel 4 has been rapped on the knuckles for running alcohol ads during shows likely to appeal to children, including hit US comedy import The Big Bang Theory. Read more[...]

Turkish authority introduces 'Alcohol is not your friend' tag on bottles (12.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Signs warning about the possible harms of alcohol consumption will be placed on the bottles of alcoholic beverages within 10 months, according to a statement published in the Official Gazette Aug. 11[...]

UK - Over-65 drinkers in health alert: Doctors call for alcohol safety levels to be halved for pensioners (21.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Doctors and public health experts said heavy drinking among the elderly was a 'hidden problem' and safe limit guidelines for over-65s should be halved. Read more[...]

Latest Research on the Effects of Alcohol on Your Waistline (13.8.13)»  eurocare.org

It isn't just the beer that contributes to beer bellies. It could also be the extra calories, fat and unhealthy eating choices that may come with moderate drinking. Read more[...]

UK - Call to use ‘drunk tanks’ to ease strain on the police (12.8.13)»  eurocare.org

BRINGING in US-style `drunk tanks' could relieve the strain on the emergency services and allow officers to deal with other crimes, one of the region's police and crime commissioners has claimed. Rea[...]

UK - Health ministers want to take the alcohol out of wine (13.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Ministers have become so concerned about levels of wine drinking among the middle classes that they have launched a campaign across Europe to redefine [...]

Spain - Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy (19.7.13)»  eurocare.org

It was supposed to be a bit of harmless fun, but a beer drinking festival in Spain had a sickening finale on Wednesday after the winner downed one glass too many. Read more[...]

Finland - Minister suggests discussions for alcohol law amendment (23.7.13)»  eurocare.org

The Health and Social Services Minister, Susanna Huovinen on Mondayunderscored the necessity for detail discussions to bring amendment in the alcohol law. Read more[...]

Ireland - Ministers favouring alcohol sports ban told to find new funds (29.7.13) »  eurocare.org

Government Ministers remain deadlocked over banning alcohol sponsorship in sport, with those pushing for the move being told they will have to come up with alternative sources of funding. Read more[...]

Scotland - Labour in bid to tackle Scotland’s alcohol problem (28.7.13) »  eurocare.org

A FRESH bid is to be launched to tackle Scotland's alcohol problem by tagging bottles, cracking down on drink adverts near schools and banning tonic wines with a high caffeine content. Read more[...]

UK - Europe's wine producers fight alcohol minimum pricing in Scotland (25.7.13)»  eurocare.org

France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria have said the policy is illegal and ineffective and would have the effect of unfairly protecting Scotland's drinks producers from competition. Read more[...]

New report assesses the added value of the EU Alcohol Strategy »  eurocare.org

DG SANCO has released the report that assesses the EU Alcohol Strategy.[...]

Register for the Alcohol Policies at the Workplace Conference»  eurocare.org

At this final project conference EWA will present the core messages from the tool kit and will promote understanding of how better to implement effective actions on alcohol and heavy drinking; and, i[...]

Latvia has introduced health warning messages on advertisement of alcoholic drinks»  eurocare.org

Alcohol adverts will now have to carry warnings in size of minimum 10% of the whole advertisement[...]

Denmark - Enhedslisten calls for ban on alcohol advertising (18.7.13)»  eurocare.org

Nearly 3,000 people die of alcohol-related causes in Denmark each year, leading members of the far-left party Enhedslisten (EL) to argue that it is time for alcohol to join tobacco and other products[...]

Sweden - 'Government must act on alcohol tax' says Minister (18.7.13)»  eurocare.org

The government must fulfil its pre-election promise to raise taxes on alcohol by 2014, said Health Minister Maria Larsson on Thursday, adding that time is ticking on the matter to be resolved before [...]

Norway - Norwegian Wine Monopoly Sets Eye on Alcohol Sales at Airports (17.7.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcoholic beverage sales in the Wine Monopoly (Vinmonopolet) stores falls, while there is an increase in duty free shops. So, the Wine Monopoly (Vinmonopolet) wants to take over alcohol sales at airp[...]

Latvia - New set of rules for alcoholic drinks adverts comes into force in Latvia (19.7.2013)»  eurocare.org

Friday, July 19 marks the coming into force of amendments to the Law on the Circulation of Alcoholic Drinks. These amendments provide a set of rules that will reduce alcohol consumption rates, especi[...]

New report examining the impacts of minimum unit pricing»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Sweden - State alcohol shop sues food chain over online wine offer »  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Alcohol advertising in Nordic and Baltic countries»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Spain raises taxes on alcohol and tobacco to cut public deficit »  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Protecting the unborn baby from alcohol (17.09.13) European Parliament, Brussels»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Brief interventions on alcohol and other drugs (18-20.09.13) Rome»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Online Conference on Digital Alcohol Marketing (31.10.2013)»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Alcohol policies at the workplace (22.11.13) Brussels»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations»  eurocare.org

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.[...]

Toward evidence-based public policy for alcohol»  europa.eu

Europeans are the world's heaviest drinkers. Per capita consumption is equivalent to each EU citizen aged 15 years or older drinking around 12 litres of pure alcohol per year, or just under three sta[...]

UK Government bows to industry pressure and abandons plans for minimum alcohol price »  eurocare.org

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.[...]

UK - Liver disease on the rise among women 'in denial' about their drinking (5.7.13)»  eurocare.org

Soaring rates of alcohol-related liver disease among young women professionals in some of London's wealthiest boroughs have prompted a major campaign by health experts in the capital. Read more[...]

Norway - Rape victims 'often near unconscious' (1.7.13) »  eurocare.org

The average blood alcohol content of Norwegian rape victims renders them [...]

Women and Alcohol in the EU»  eurocare.org

The European Institute of Women's Health has published a new policy brief looking at women's relationship with alcohol (consumption levels and patterns, trends, effects of alcohol consumption on wome[...]

Institute of Alcohol Studies launch new website & latest Alcohol Alert»  eurocare.org

The Institure of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has launched a new website www.ias.org.uk and twitter account to support its aim of 'advocating for the use of scientific evidence in policy-making to reduce al[...]

Protecting the unborn baby from alcohol (17.09.13) European Parliament, Brussels»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations»  eurocare.org

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.[...]

Promoting resilience and improving productivity through alcohol policies at the workplace (22.11.2013)»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Protecting the unborn child from alcohol (17.09.13) European Parliament, Brussels»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations»  eurocare.org

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.[...]

Policy Debate: Protecting the unborn child from alcohol (9.9.13) EUropean Parliament, Brussels»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Brief interventions on alcohol and other drugs: improving health and the quality of health services provision (18-20.9.13) Rome»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Promoting resilience and improving productivity through alcohol policies at the workplace (22.11.2013)»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Institute of Alcohol Studies launch new website & latest Alcohol Alert»  eurocare.org

The Institure of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has launched a new website www.ias.org.uk and twitter account to support its aim of 'advocating for the use of scientific evidence in policy-making to reduce al[...]

Alcohol policies at the workplace (22.11.13) Brussels»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations»  eurocare.org

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.[...]

11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, 22 May 2013 - Presentations now available»  europa.eu

European Commission - 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and ActionLuxembourg, 22 May 2013  [...]

Alcohol industry should stick to the facts says charity calling for major shake up of alcohol advertising»  eurocare.org

Alcohol Concern UK has just published a new report Stick to the Facts calling for a major shake up of the regulation framework to achieve a better balance between public health concerns and commercia[...]

Eurocare present at the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion»  eurocare.org

Nearly 900 delegates from all over the world discussed during five days how political decisions on health are implemented into practical actions in the WHO 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion i[...]

MEPs call on the European Commission to protect minors from alcohol advertising»  eurocare.org

In its May Plenary session the European Parliament voted on the report examining the implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) -Piotr Borys (PL, EPP; own initiative report (2[...]

Eurocare present at the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion»  eurocare.org

Nearly 900 delegates from all over the world discussed during five days how political decisions on health are implemented into practical actions in the WHO 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion i[...]

Status report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries 2013»  euro.who.int

WHO Europe has today realeased a new report with up to date information from 35 European Countries on alcohol consumption and related harm, and countries policy responses[...]

Are you a journalist interested in health? The EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013 has just been launched»

EU Health Prize for Journalists is awarded to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to good health, healthcare and patients' rights.

Total crackdown on online alcohol promotion in France, health lobby report will recommend»  eurocare.org

A recent report in France has called for stricter regulation of on-line alcohol advertising.[...]

Alcohol industry should stick to the facts says charity calling for major shake up of alcohol advertising»  eurocare.org

Alcohol Concern UK has just published a new report Stick to the Facts calling for a major shake up of the regulation framework to achieve a better balance between public health concerns and commercia[...]

MEPs call on the European Commission to protect minors from alcohol advertising»  eurocare.org

In its May Plenary session the European Parliament voted on the report examining the implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) -Piotr Borys (PL, EPP; own initiative report (2[...]

Finland - Alcohol Policy Changes and Trends in Adolescent Drinking in Finland from 1981 to 2011 (»  eurocare.org

Alcohol policy changes between 1981 and 2011 seem not to have had noticeable influence on alcohol drinking or drunkenness among the under-aged in Finland. Conspicuous increases seen in population tot[...]

US - Coming soon? Nutritional labels on alcohol (1.6.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcohol beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there. Read more[...]

UK - One for the road? The hidden risks of roadside alcohol availability (5.6.13)»  eurocare.org

In the UK, you can purchase and drink alcohol in bars, restaurants, cafes, at the cinema, at the theatre and on planes and trains. However, how often have you had the urge for a pint while driving al[...]

UK - One in three designated drivers drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel (10.6.13)»  eurocare.org

Perhaps call that taxi after all - new research has has found that more than one in three designated drivers have had a drink and most had blood-alcohol levels high enough to affect their driving. Re[...]

Ireland - Varadkar aims to delay alcohol sponsor ban (11.6.13)»  eurocare.org

CONTROVERSIAL proposals to ban alcohol sponsorships of sporting events are to be discussed by ministers next week, writes Fiach Kelly. Read more[...]

Eurocare’s general assembly met in Brussels on 30-31 May»  eurocare.org

The Members gathered agreed about the importance of having a new EU Alcohol Strategy and asserted their will to continue to advocate for one.[...]

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2013 (7-9.10.13) Seoul-Republic of Korea»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Turkish government passes legislation to ban advertising »  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

The Loi Evin in Practice»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

US - Coming soon? Nutritional labels on alcohol (1.6.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcohol beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there. Full article[...]

Finland - Paper: Alcohol deaths cost a billion annually (2.6.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcohol-related deaths cost society some one billion euros annually. Every year alcohol costs Finns about 25,000 years of life, according to a report in the regional Sunday supplement Sunnuntaisuomal[...]

Russia - How to Reduce Harmful Drinking (27.5.13)»  eurocare.org

Harmful drinking features prominently in Russia's public policy for good reason: The country has the world's fourth-highest rate of per capita alcohol consumption. Alcohol misuse has been a major soc[...]

UK - Drinkers put strain on National Health System (29.5.13)»  eurocare.org

New figures published yesterday revealed just under 26,000 people were admitted to hospital 38,724 times last year with conditions relating to alcohol abuse. Read more[...]

Bulgarian students win European Ad Venture competition 2013»  eurocare.org

This year Eurocare has taken part in the AdVenture competition which asked students across Europe to develop a campaign about the dangers of drinking alcohol.[...]

Eurocare meets EU Health Commissioner »  eurocare.org

Eurocare met with Commissioner Tonio Borg on 16 May for an exchange of views and expressed their support for renewed efforts at EU level to target alcohol problems in Europe.[...]

Alcohol causes cancer- health experts call on increased actions »  eurocare.org

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

Evidence confirms that urgent improvements are needed in alcohol labelling»  eurocare.org

This month the European Journal of Public Health Advance Access published an article by renowned researchers confirming the need for better labelling of alcoholic beverages.[...]

Experts speak about the need for a renewed and strong alcohol strategy »  eurocare.org

Several experts have been interviewed during the first Alcohol Awareness week organized in Brussels[...]

Calls for a new and stronger EU Alcohol Strategy»  eurocare.org

On May, 15th representatives of the European Parliament, European Commission and WHO, along with leading academics and public health organisations, have renewed their support for strong measures to t[...]

Alcohol causes cancer- health experts call on increased actions »  eurocare.org

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

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The Health-EU news and events feeds are automatically generated following criteria provided by the European Commission. They may contain classification errors.