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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.

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 [...]

[Press statement] OECD joins European Parliament and Ministers in calling for new alcohol policies    epha.org

12 May, Brussels - Today, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published its new report `Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy', which analy[...]

Eurocare welcomes the OECD Report “Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use” and its strong alcohol policy recommendations    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[...]

Flash report and presentations - 16th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (28-29 April 2015)    europa.eu

European Commission - 16th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and ActionBrussels, 28-29 April 2015 [...]

Consumer survey on communication of alcohol associated risks    eurocare.org

We invite you to complete this questionnaire which will enable us to map consumers' opinions on the topic. Results will feed into RARHA work and will contribute to the discussion on how to communicat[...]

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

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.[...]

Drink responsibly (but please keep drinking) - Alcohol Concern Cymru Briefing    eurocare.org

The purpose of the study was to examine print alcohol advertisement and analysing the presence and nature of drink responsibly messages. The report was looking at both advertisement and advertorials.[...]

April 2015 Newsletter    epha.org

Is the Commission coming unstuck on health? As new Brussels media outlet, Politico.eu, has aptly noted this week, EU health policy seems to be stuck in the Brussels mud. Despite the apparent best int[...]

European Parliament Resolution calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy    eurocare.org

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.[...]

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

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. The clear me[...]

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[...]

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