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Eurostat report: comparative price levels of alcoholic beverages in 37 European countries

According to a Eurostat report, the statistical office of the European communities, in 2006, the price of beverages was on average two and a half times more in the most expensive EU country than in the cheapest,.


Gastein tenth event

The European Health Forum Gastein celebrated its tenth anniversary in October with the title: 10 years Gastein – shaping the future of health.
Among the debates were an EC session on environment and health, plus a forum on health links with economic.


France - ANPAA denounces Rugby World Cup Sponsorship by Heineken

Since 7 September 2007, France has been the host to the Rugby World Cup, with Heineken being one of its one of the main sponsors, as the numerous billboards and flags displayed in bars, restaurants and in the streets of the French Capital testified.


The Parliament's report on the EU Alcohol strategy calls for further action

Strasbourg, 5 September. The members of the European Parliament have adopted an amended report, prepared by Alessandro Foglietta, on the EU Strategy for Reducing Alcohol Related Harm.


Lunch meeting on FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) in the European Parliament - Strasbourg

To mark the International FASD Day (9 September) Eurocare organised, together with Dutch MEPs, Mr. Jules Maaten (ALDE) and Ms Dorette Corbey (PSE), a lunch meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 4th of September.


ELSA Project: Alcohol advertisement regulations in Europe do not protect minors

Just after the approval by the European Parliament of its report on the EU Alcohol Strategy offering strong support for self-regulation, the results of a project funded by the Commission (ELSA project) show that there is no scientific support for the effectiveness of self-regulation and that the rules concerning alcohol advertisement in Europe do not protect minors sufficiently.


DHS: Innovative practices to tackle drink driving, binge drinking and Consumer information

The German member of Eurocare, the German Centre for Addiction (DHS), has recently published the results of the EU funded project, Pathways for Health.


STAP: High compliance of alcohol ads proves shortcomings rather than effectiveness self regulation

Reaction of STAP to Advertising Compliance Monitoring Report 2007 by the EFRD


Germany - Taxes on alcopops lead Baccardi to withdraw its Breezer from the German market

Baccardi is withdrawing its alcopops brands Rigo and Breezer from the German market, after a sharp decline in sales, the company announced from its German headquarters in Hamburg Tuesday.

The imposition in 2004 of a special tax on mixed alcopop drinks, aimed at making them less attractive to younger consumers, led to a sharp fall in market share.


Sweden - Risk Drinking Project: Alcohol prevention work in primary health care and occupational heath care

The aim of this project is to have issues about alcohol habits to be a natural element in the daily health care work - integrated in such as way that it reflects alcohols importance as a source of medical injuries and illnesses.

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