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01/12/2016

AVMSD: Once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

Eurocare is a proud partner of a coalition of over 40 European and national health organisations and NGOs has joined forces in a campaign to protect children from commercial communications for alcohol and unhealthy food, mobilising around the ongoing revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).

30/11/2016

How can AVMSD help to protect children from exposure to alcohol advertising?

The ongoing revision of the AVMSD provides a unique opportunity to address better the issue of alcohol marketing across Europe.

23/11/2016

Scotland receives the European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm (EARAH)

The Scottish Government’s pioneering work to reduce the harm caused by alcohol has been honoured with the European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm (EARAH).

18/11/2016

Scotland’s alcohol campaigners criticise arrogant Scotch Whisky Association for appealing minimum pricing

Alcohol Focus Scotland and SHAAP, who are both Eurocare members, say the Scotch Whisky Association’s intention to appeal the Court of Session ruling on minimum pricing for alcohol “beggars belief” and shows they only care about the profits of their member companies.

10/11/2016

Ireland can become a European Leader by introducing Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol

Brian Hayes MEP, speaking in the European Parliament at a specially organised conference on Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of Alcohol today (Wednesday), defended the right of EU Member States to introduce MUP legislation.

27/10/2016

Eurocare celebrates its 20 years of presensce in Brussels with a new award at 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference

As a celebration of Eurocare 20 years of presence in Brussels we will be launching the European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm (EARAH).

25/10/2016

Scotch Whisky Association and others v Lord Advocate and Advocate General for Scotland

A summary of the Opinion of the Court in the reclaiming motion by the Scotch Whisky Association and others against the Lord Advocate and the Advocate General for Scotland.

25/10/2016

Public health groups call for EU target and action on serious road injuries

The European Union should urgently come forward with a new target and measures to cut serious road injuries, according to public health and medical experts from across Europe in a letter sent today to the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

21/10/2016

Minimum pricing ruling - Alcohol Focus Scotland statement

Reacting to the Court of Session ruling that minimum unit pricing for alcohol is legal and can be implemented in Scotland, Alison Douglas Chief Executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, a member of Eurocare, said:

21/10/2016

Health professions welcome Court of Session ruling on Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland

Scotland’s doctors and health professionals have welcomed the Court of Session’s final decision today that the Scottish Government’s Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policy is legal.