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29/04/2015

European Parliament Resolution calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy

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.

22/04/2015

Health Ministers agree on the need for common EU alcohol policy- details to follow?

Yesterday (21st April) The Health Ministers and Heads of Delegation discussed the need for a new policy framework for reducing alcohol-related harm.

21/04/2015

EU needs a strategy to support Member States in reducing and preventing alcohol related harm

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 sent the following letter to all Health Ministers, urging for a strengthened focus on alcohol policies from the EU.

20/04/2015

“Stop Out of Control Drinking” campaign fails to back new Irish minimum price plan

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 availability of cheap alcohol.

17/04/2015

Eurocare together with European NGOs concerned about the future of European research

Act now to ensure Juncker investment plan does not undermine vital role of research in Europe’s health and competitiveness

13/04/2015

RARHA Newsletter #2

Read the second newsletter from Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA) - RARHA Newsletter #2

08/04/2015

European project on alcohol is looking for external evaluators

European project “Let it hAPYN!” (www.letithapyn.eu) published a public procurement for external evaluation and preparation of the final evaluation report.

07/04/2015

Media campaign in Estonia raises awareness on social harm

Alcohol harm others - a social understanding of the harms from alcohol highlighted in a media campaign in Estonia

01/04/2015

European Parliament’s Public Health committee calls for better drinks labeling as part of a new Alcohol Strategy to reduce harm

The European Parliament’s committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety supported a resolution calling for a new EU strategy to tackle health harm from alcohol to be put into action for 2016-2022. The Resolution also emphasizes the importance of better labeling of alcoholic drinks including ingredients and nutritional information.

30/03/2015

Will the European Parliament put public health first? Vote on the EU Alcohol Strategy resolution

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 health first?