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Brewers of Europe acknowledge that consumers have the right to know what is in their drink

European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) welcomes the initiative from the Brewers of Europe to provide ingredients and nutritional information for their products. Eurocare has been calling for this since 2008.


Open Letter to the Prime Minister Zoran Milanović, Croatia

Eurocare's Croatian member, Counselling Centre Mali Plac, has together with 37 other Croatian NGOs issued an open letter to the Prime Minster regarding cut to civil society organisations. Several organisations are now facing a critical situation where they risk closing down their activities and services.


Three alcoholic drinks a day can cause liver cancer, new research finds

For the first time research has confirmed that just three alcoholic drinks a day can be enough to cause liver cancer.


Brewers in UK have reduced the strength of alcohol in their products by 1.9 billion units of alcohol sold

According to The Telegraph (8th March) and SHAAP monitoring service, UK beer drinkers are turning their back on strong lager with 2 billion fewer units of alcohol consumed in the last two years. This is the equivalent of 1 billion fewer pints of medium strength beer.


Open Letter to MEPs- EU Alcohol Strategy Resolution should put public health first

Today Eurocare together with other leading NGOs in the public health field has issued an open letter to Members of the European Parliament, urging them to put public health at the forefront of the EU Alcohol Strategy Resolution.


Methanol poisonings have increased since Finland joined the EU

400 people have died from methanol poisoning since Finland joined the EU according to Ilta-Sanomat (km-DNS-FI).


The House of Lords recommendations for a new EU Alcohol Strategy launched

Any new action by the EU should focus on measures within its powers, and not rely just on action by Member States, report states.


An end for alcohol monopoly in Iceland?

The Icelandic Parliament is now waiting for a second reading regarding a new bill which opens up for selling alcoholic beverages from supermarkets and other outlets.


Could Ireland be the first European country to require calorie labelling for alcohol?

Eurocare is applauding and fully supporting Irish propositions in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015.


Alcohol Policy Network (APN) presenting main conclusions to the Commissioner for Health

APN met last November in Brussels, and the network is now sharing their main conclusions in a letter to the Commissioner of Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis.