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[Press briefing] ECJ Advocate General delivers Opinion on Scottish Minimum Unit Pricing scheme for alcohol    epha.org

Join this press briefing at the EPHA Annual Conference with news on a crucial stage in a court case with potentially game-changing consequences for public health regulation in Europe. 3 September 201[...]

Alcohol labels must include the indication of risk of cancer also for alcoholic beverages, says Assoutenti Italy    eurocare.org

Italian consumer organisation sent an official notification to EFSA (European Food Safety Agency), the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Italian Ministries of Health and of Economic D[...]

Does drinking guidelines communicate well?    eurocare.org

Several European countries have official drinking guidelines to inform the consumers about harmful drinking patterns. New research from United Kingdom questions if drinking guidelines fit all drinkin[...]

MEPs concerned over lack of effective actions on alcohol    eurocare.org

A group of concerned Members of European Parliament (MEPs) is alarmed by the lack of an effective and ambitious EU policy on alcohol.[...]

MEPs ask Juncker and Timmermans to act on alcohol    epha.org

Four MEPs send a letter to European Commission President Juncker and Vice-President Timmermans urging them to make progress on a comprehensive EU alcohol policy and questioning the continuation of th[...]

NordAN Conference 2015 Alcohol, drugs and media scene (23-24.10.2015, Helsinki)    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[...]

NordAN Conference 2015- Alcohol, drugs and media scene    eurocare.org

Finland this year's meeting place, has made recently a groundbreaking decision to ban alcohol advertising in social media. How is it done and what other countries could learn from this?[...]

Majority of Brits harmed by other people's drinking    eurocare.org

More than half of Scots and three-quarters of people from North West England are harmed by another person's drinking, according to a new report released today.[...]

European Commission’s public consultation on the AVMSD is now open    eurocare.org

How can we improve the current EU rules for broadcast and on-demand audio-visual media services in the digital age? How can we best protect children and other viewers, support European creative works[...]

The deregulatory desires of the alcohol industry    eurocare.org

A hidden health threat in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)[...]

Council of the EU supports NGOs in calling for alcohol policy    epha.org

On 2 June, nearly all NGOs resigned from the European Alcohol and Health Forum as patience with the lack of effective action ran out. The resignation letter to the European Commission outlined differ[...]

We’re backing Balance’s Alcohol and Cancer campaign    eurocare.org

On Monday June 22nd, Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, launched a four-week campaign highlighting the links between alcohol and cancer.[...]

Better timing, better grapes, better wine    europa.eu

Ripe, but not too ripe; sweet, but still a bit tart - to make outstanding wine, grapes must be harvested when they are at their best. Choosing the right moment is one of the key decisions of the wine[...]

It is Alcohol Awareness Week in Germany    eurocare.org

The Alcohol Awareness Week in Germany started: From 13th to 21st June 2015 over 1.200 events take place in Germany.[...]

Call to preserve the loi Evin    eurocare.org

President Hollande told the wine world meeting in Bordeaux that the law Evin must first be preserved.[...]

OECD outlines action for governments to tackle heavy cost of harmful drinking    oecd.org

Harmful drinking is on the rise among young people and women in many OECD countries, partly due to alcohol becoming more available, more affordable and more effectively advertised, according to a new[...]

Eurocare General Assembly calls for the defence of Loi Evin    eurocare.org

Today (10th June) Eurocare General Assembly expressed its deep concern over developments in France, with regards to loi Evin.[...]

[EVENT REPORT] Launch of the MEP Friends of the Liver Group    epha.org

Brussels 27 May 2015 - The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) launched the [...]

EuroHealthNet adds to the calls for better alcohol policy at the EU level.    eurocare.org

EuroHealthNet, convened at the Annual Meeting of its General Council, has been alarmed to learn of the withdrawal by 20 expert bodies from the EU Alcohol Forum in protest about the continuing lack of[...]

NGOs resign from health forum as Commission ignores Member States and European Parliament calls for Alcohol Strategy    eurocare.org

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]. Th[...]

NGOs resign from Alcohol and Health Forum as Commission ignores Member State and European Parliament Calls for Alcohol Strategy    eurocare.org

Dear Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Dr. Andriukaitis, We write to you as a group of public health organisations to express our deep concerns that there are no plans to develop a comprehensi[...]

[Press Release] NGOs Resign from Health Forum as Commission Ignores Member State and European Parliament Calls for Alcohol Strategy    epha.org

2nd June - 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 Stra[...]

Alcohol Advertising And Sponsorship In Formula One: A Dangerous Cocktail    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 And Sponsorship In Formula One: A Dangerous Cocktail    eurocare.org

New report presents data on the extent of alcohol advertising during the 2014 Formula One (F1) Monaco Grand Prix: Formula One alcohol sponsorship exposes audience to alcohol brands every five seconds[...]

Flash report and presentations - 16th plenary meeting on European Alcohol and Health Forum (18 May 2015)    europa.eu

European Commission - 16th Plenary MeetingBrussels, 18 May 2015   [...]

No new EU Alcohol Strategy    eurocare.org

- It is surprising and disappointing that the European Commission is not responding to the calls from the European Parliament and the Member States, comments Mariann Skar, Secretary General of Euroca[...]

Sixth monitoring progress report 2014 and Executive summary - European Alcohol and Health Forum    europa.eu

European Commission - The Charter establishing the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) was signed in a launch meeting in June 2007 by 40 founding members. To become members of the [...]

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