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24/02/2016

European Expert Meeting: How do guidelines on low-risk drinking fit in the framework of public-health policy to reduce alcohol-related harm (RARHA)?

An expert meeting on reducing alcohol related harm took place on the 17th February at the Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland. The target audience was RARHA partners and members of the EU Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action.

24/02/2016

Minimum unit pricing is the healthiest alcohol pricing policy, say Sheffield experts

A minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol would be more effective in reducing health inequalities and cutting consumption among heavy drinkers than increases in current alcohol taxes

16/02/2016

Finland: a preliminary proposal on a reform of Alcohol Act to the ministerial group

Source: Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Juha Rehula presented his preliminary proposal on an overall revision of Alhohol Act at the meeting of the ministerial working group on promotion of health and wellbeing. The meeting was held on Thursday, 11 February. The Government aims to update the obsolete alcohol legislation and to submit their proposal to Parliament in the early summer. The proposal will be sent on a consultation round as soon as possible.

15/02/2016

House of Lords asking for more from the EU

The House of Lords UK discussed the EU Alcohol Strategy and the UK Government’s position in a debate in the Grand Committee, Wednesday 10 February 2016.

11/02/2016

Scotland: SHAAP call for further action on alcohol availability and marketing to reduce alcohol-related harm

SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) has written personally to all Members of the Scottish Parliament in advance of the 2016 Holyrood elections, laying out our ‘Top Twenty’ recommendations for action on alcohol. These recommendations mark our renewed commitment to work with partners to prevent and reduce alcohol- related harms.

08/02/2016

Road safety campaigners meet Juncker to ask for EU serious injury reduction target

Brussels - Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission met earlier this month with road safety and road victims groups to discuss the future of European road safety targets.

Source: European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)

01/02/2016

UK one step closer to lower drink drive limit

The Alcohol Health Alliance (UK) welcome the progression of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe’s private members bill on drink driving in the House of Lords.

26/01/2016

Let’s go for a European target to reduce serious road injuries!

This is a very important campaign organised by our colleagues from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).

25/01/2016

EUFASD 2016: call for papers

Main conference: 12-14 September 2016, and training day for parents and professionals (CE accredited) on 15 September 2016

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