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09/04/2008

Mrs. Androula Vassilliou elected new Public Health Commissioner

Brussels, 9 April 2008. The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved the appointment of Cypriot Androula Vassiliou as the European Commission's new Commissioner for Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare. Mrs Vassiliou replaces her compatriot Markos Kyprianou, who left the post last March to become foreign minister of the new Cypriot government.

09/04/2008

Mrs. Androula Vassilliou elected new Public Health Commissioner

Brussels, 9 April 2008. The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved the appointment of Cypriot Androula Vassiliou as the European Commission's new Commissioner for Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare. Mrs Vassiliou replaces her compatriot Markos Kyprianou, who left the post last March to become foreign minister of the new Cypriot government.

01/04/2008

UK: Evaluations of the Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 came into force in England and Wales in November 2005. The controversial legislation transferred responsibilities for licensing from the Magistrates Court to Local Authorities, in order to allow a more comprehensive, localised approach to the issues of licensing and alcohol related crime and disorder.

01/04/2008

Ireland: Prime Minister hints at change to restrict the sale of alcohol

The Irish Prime Minister, Mr Bertie Ahern, has given indications that new laws to restrict the sale of alcohol in supermarkets and garage forecourts may be in place before the summer.

01/04/2008

Belgium: Alco-Lock may curb Belgian drink-driving

Belgium may soon pass a law to force persistent drunk-drivers to install a dashboard device that will stop them from starting their cars when under the influence of alcohol, national media said on Monday.

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01/04/2008

Ownership of promotional item increases likelihood of starting to drink to 77%

By EUCAM (European Centre for Alcohol Marketing Monitoring)

A recent study by Henriksen et al (2008) published in Journal of Adolescent Health examines the impact of receptivity to alcohol marketing and recall/recognition of alcohol brand names on initiation of alcohol use in American adolescents.

28/03/2008

Constitutive meeting of the Alcohol Policy Youth Network (APYN) in Budapest

The first youth network on alcohol policy was established in Budapest, from 28-30 March: Alcohol Policy Youth Network (APYN).

18/03/2008

European Wine sector launches responsible consumption campaign

Brussels, 18 March 2008. The European wine sector has launched its “Wine in Moderation, Art de Vivre” programme, which “encourages moderation and responsibility in the consumption of wine, with a view to contributing to the EU strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm”.

12/03/2008

UK: Higher Tax for Alcohol

On Wednesday 12 March, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling, announced that duty on alcoholic drinks has been increased by 6% more than the rate of inflation. In his address to the House of Commons, the Chancellor said:

04/03/2008

2nd Meeting of the Special Task Force on Marketing and Communication

The 2nd meeting of the Youth Task Force took place in Luxembourg on 4 - 5 March 2008.

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