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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

Health Ministers agree on the need for common EU alcohol policy- details to follow?    eurocare.org

Yesterday (21st April) The Health Ministers and Heads of Delegation discussed the need for a new policy framework for reducing alcohol-related harm.[...]

EU needs a strategy to support Member States in reducing and preventing alcohol related harm    eurocare.org

European Health Ministers met in Riga 20-21 April as part of the Latvian Presidency. The Health Ministers are discussing current alcohol and nutrition policies and future challenges. Eurocare has sen[...]

“Stop Out of Control Drinking” campaign fails to back new Irish minimum price plan    eurocare.org

Irish Independent reports that the controversial campaign 'Stop Out of Control Drinking' has declined to publicly support the Government's plans to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) to tackle the [...]

RARHA Newsletter #2    eurocare.org

Read the second newsletter from Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA)[...]

Media campaign in Estonia raises awareness on social harm    eurocare.org

Alcohol harm others - a social understanding of the harms from alcohol highlighted in a media campaign in Estonia[...]

European Parliament’s Public Health committee calls for better drinks labeling as part of a new Alcohol Strategy to reduce harm    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[...]

[Joint press statement] European Parliament's Public Health committee calls for better drinks labeling as part of a new Alcohol Strategy to reduce harm    epha.org

1st April, Brussels - The European Parliament's committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety supported yesterday a resolution calling for a new EU strategy to tackle health harm from alcoh[...]

EU Governments Call for a New EU Alcohol Strategy    epha.org

National government representatives have given the green light to a new EU Strategy on Alcohol: The Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA) of national experts has adopted a scoping p[...]

Will the European Parliament put public health first? Vote on the EU Alcohol Strategy resolution    eurocare.org

Tomorrow (31st March) the European Parliament will vote in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on the draft motion for EU Alcohol Strategy Resolution. But will it place public he[...]

The UK government’s relationship with the alcohol industry    eurocare.org

Katherine Brown, Director of Institute of Alcohol Studies and Member of the Eurocare Board writes about the UK government's relation with the alcohol industry[...]

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

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 thi[...]

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

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 thi[...]

Three alcoholic drinks a day can cause liver cancer, new research finds    eurocare.org

For the first time research has confirmed that just three alcoholic drinks a day can be enough to cause liver cancer.[...]

Brewers in UK have reduced the strength of alcohol in their products by 1.9 billion units of alcohol sold    eurocare.org

According to The Telegraph (8th March) and SHAAP monitoring service, UK beer drinkers are turning their back on strong lager with 2 billion fewer units of alcohol consumed in the last two years. This[...]

Drinking for two? Alcohol and pregnancy (21.09.2015), 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[...]

Open Letter to MEPs- EU Alcohol Strategy Resolution should put public health first    eurocare.org

Today Eurocare together with other leading NGOs in the public health field has issued an open letter to Members of the European Parliament, urging them to put public health at the forefront of the EU[...]

[Open Letter to MEPs] EU Alcohol Strategy Resolution should put public health first    epha.org

Motion for a Resolution on Alcohol Strategy- suggestions for compromise amendments pdf/Open_letter_MEPs_ENVI_Resolution_on_Alcohol_Strategy.pdf Open Letter to Honourable Members of the European Parli[...]

The House of Lords recommendations for a new EU Alcohol Strategy launched    eurocare.org

Any new action by the EU should focus on measures within its powers, and not rely just on action by Member States, report states.[...]

An end for alcohol monopoly in Iceland?    eurocare.org

The Icelandic Parliament is now waiting for a second reading regarding a new bill which opens up for selling alcoholic beverages from supermarkets and other outlets.[...]

Alcohol Policy Network (APN) presenting main conclusions to the Commissioner for Health    eurocare.org

APN met last November in Brussels, and the network is now sharing their main conclusions in a letter to the Commissioner of Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis.[...]

United Nations and Road Safety - and the Alcohol Industry    eurocare.org

Eurocare has raised its concern to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon regarding the way in which the alcohol industry is becoming increasingly engaged with the UN's role in road injury prevention without [...]

Norway asks for more action on alcohol from the EU    eurocare.org

The Norwegian Health Minister met the Commissioner for Health Monday.[...]

Keep booze away from football matches, say doctors    eurocare.org

Eurocare Board Member, Peter Rice, signed letter expressing disapointment over lack of involvment in debate on alcohol at football matches[...]

Alcohol consumed in moderation good for you? Not really- study reveals    eurocare.org

Over the years a lot of myths have been established claiming that one or two glasses of wine are good for you. This message was promoted by the alcohol industry and easily absorbed by the media. Howe[...]

Alcohol can cause cancer- limit your intake    eurocare.org

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 [...]

Consumers call for better alcohol labelling    eurocare.org

European Consumer organization BEUC are calling for the consumer's right to know what is in their drinks.[...]

Norway is waiting for EU to introduce labelling of alcohol    eurocare.org

Eurocare and Actis disappointed over the decision from the Norwegian Parliament[...]

Norway is waiting for EU to introduce labelling of alcohol    eurocare.org

Eurocare and Actis disappointed over the decision from the Norwegian Parliament[...]

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to reduced risk of heart failure    escardio.org

A large study shows that drinking up to seven drinks a week in early to middle age is associated with a 20% lower risk of men developing heart failure in the future when compared to people who did no[...]

Plans to put existing code of conduct on sport’s sponsorship on a statutory footing weaken the new Irsish Public Health (Alcohol) Bill    eurocare.org

Eurocare and its Irish member Alcohol Action Ireland are disapointed over the lack of commitment on regulation of sport sponsorship.[...]

Eurocare welcomes the proposed Irish Public Health (Alcohol) Bill    eurocare.org

Eurocare and its Irish member Alcohol Action Ireland welcomes the proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill as signed off by the Cabinet beginning of February.[...]

Children of Alcoholics Week 2015 (8-14th of February 2015)    eurocare.org

Between 8th and 14th of February, Active - Sobriety, Friendship and Peace and its member organizations are going to mark the Children of Alcoholics week.[...]

Alcohol&Society (Denmark) focusing on online marketing    eurocare.org

Alcohol&Society, Eurocare's Danish member organisation, has been following alcohol marketing closely. In this article, they report on their latest development.[...]

EU alcohol and health forum - Conclusions of the Governance Working Group    europa.eu

European Commission - At the Forum meeting of 9 April 2014, it was decided to create a working group to consider and discuss the governance of the EU Alcohol and Health Forum and the repo[...]

Oral question - Alcohol strategy - O-2015-000008    europa.eu

Question for oral answer O-000008/2015 to the Commission Rule 128 Alberto Cirio, Glenis Willmott, Marcus Pretzell, José Inácio Faria, Younous Omarjee, Piernicola Pedicini, on behalf of the Committee [...]

Alcohol can cause cancer- limit your intake    eurocare.org

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 [...]

European Parliament wants more action on alcohol    eurocare.org

The members of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Thursday (29 January) voted on a draft motion for a resolution on the EU's alcohol strat[...]

Eurocare participates in RARHA meetings in Dublin    eurocare.org

Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA) is holding meetings in Dublin this week.[...]

Eurocare welcomes the Latvian Presidency of the EU    eurocare.org

Latvia took over the rotating EU Presidency from Italy this January, and will hold the Presidency until June. Eurocare welcomes the Latvian Presidency and is looking forward to working with the Latvi[...]

Eurocare presents at the 3rd National Alcohol Conference in Slovenia    eurocare.org

Today Mariann Skar, Eurocare Secretary General presents the lessons learned from the 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference and calls on for the new EU Alcohol Strategy at the 3rd National Alcohol Co[...]

Public call for health warnings on alcohol labels    eurocare.org

Research from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) has shown that the overwhelming majority of the British public support more nutritional and health information on alcohol product labels, as well as[...]

European press reports: hangover costs €155.8 billion a year    eurocare.org

Euractiv has reported on the cost of alcohol to the society and the lack of action from the EU to reduce it.[...]

European Commission sheds more light on TTIP but is it doing enough?    eurocare.org

Undoubtedly, one of the most contentious topics in the New Year (2015) will be the currently negotiated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).[...]

The Health Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption    eurocare.org

A new report from IOGT-NTO and the Swedish Society of Medicine examines the scientific evidence regarding the health effects of moderate alcohol consumption.[...]

German Alcohol Awareness Week "Alcohol? Less is better!" (13-21.06.2015), Germany    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[...]

Is the EU drinking its future away?    eurocare.org

Public health community calls on the European Institutions to take action on Europe's problem with alcohol[...]

Associació Rauxa Celebrates its 25th Anniversary    eurocare.org

The alcohol treatment charity from Spain celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. It has now released a video to commemorate the event.[...]

Global Alcohol Policy Conference (7-9.10.2015), Edinburgh    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[...]

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