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Information des consommateurs : les producteurs d’alcool refusent de prendre leurs responsabilités

Ainsi qu’il le leur était demandé, les producteurs d’alcool ont rendu hier à la Commission européenne leur proposition en matière d’étiquetage des boissons alcoolisées. Proposant un système « à la carte », la proposition est très loin de répondre aux attentes légitimes des consommateurs.


We deserve better – reaction to alcohol industry self-regulatory proposal for labelling

Last year the European Commission provided the alcohol industry with the opportunity to come up with a self-regulatory proposal on alcohol labelling, an opportunity which the industry has ignored.


The future of alcohol labels?

The European alcohol industry has long upheld a privilege to conceal what is inside the drinks it produces. All EU-made foods – except for alcoholic beverages – are obliged to inform consumers about ingredients and nutritional content on the packaging. That exemption draws to an end.


Press release in Portugal on latest Eurocare report

A Eurocare publicou hoje um relatório sobre os subsídios para a produção de vinho por parte das Políticas Comuns para a Agricultura da EU para chamar a atenção para os legisladores da EU para deixar de fora esta custosa intervenção nos mercados.


Press release in Spain on latest Eurocare report

España, Italia y Francia reciben el 90% de las subvenciones para la promoción del vino en Europa.


Europe's billion-euro wine spillage

Eurocare today published a report on wine promotion subsidies under EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, calling for EU lawmakers to phase out this costly market intervention. The report entitled ‘Europe’s billion-euro wine spillage’ highlights the problems of cost inefficiency, public health risks, alcohol ads targeting youth and funds misuse, to mention some.


European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) report: Progress in reducing drink driving in Europe

25,670 people were killed in the European Union as a consequence of road collisions in 2016. Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the four main killers on the road, alongside speeding, non-use of seatbelts and driver distraction.


How much spirit is there in the European Parliament?

Today (1st March) the European plenary session voted on the Pilar Ayuso report on the definition, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks and protection of geographical indications.


"Alcohol? Less is better!"

The German Centre for Addiction Issues (DHS) organizes the Alcohol Awareness Week in Germany “Alcohol? Less is better” from 13th to 21st May 2019.


Former wine lobbyists in French and German governments

Ex-wine lobbyists are employed at the heart of European governments.

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