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Eurocare urged Finnish government to stay with evidence based alcohol policies

Eurocare, supported by Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN) and a list of different national and international organisations, sent a letter to the Finland´s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services urging “Finland´s government to reconsider plans to change the limits of public monopoly on sales of alcohol''.


Eurocare together with European health organisations calls for action on health equity

Eurocare is a proud co-signatory of a statment on actions for health and equity. 21 EU health organisations called on European Institutions and Member State governments to recognise the central role that health and health equity play in building strong and sustainable social market economies.


Consumer survey on communication of alcohol associated risks

In the context of the European Union Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA) project, Eurocare gathered a snapshot of consumers’ perceptions and understanding of communication about alcohol related risks.


Estonian Health and Labour Minister to propose reduction of alcohol that can be legally taken across borders

Estonian Broadcasting News is reporting that Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski (SDE) is planning to propose to EU members a reduction of the amounts of alcohol that can legally be taken across union borders.


Alcohol marketing influences youth drinking, warn public health experts

Leading public health experts warn that youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing, and that current legislation appears ineffective in blocking the association between youth exposure and drinking.


7th European Alcohol Policy Conference: Conference Declaration

Around 300 participants from more than 25 countries joined the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 22nd and 23rd November 2016, to work on the theme of Alcohol Policy for Sustainable Development.


7th European Alcohol Policy Conference (7EAPC): outcome documentation now available

With the theme ‘Alcohol Policy for Sustainable Development’, the 7EAPC took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 22 and 23 November. The 7EAPC was hosted by the Ministry of Health in Slovenia and co-organised by Eurocare, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, with support from the Government of Slovenia, the World Health Organization - Regional Office for Europe, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation as well as Norway Grants.


UK: The Public Health Burden of Alcohol and the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Alcohol Control Policies, an evidence review

This review was commissioned by the Department of Health, which asked PublicHealth England (PHE) to provide an overview of alcohol-related harm in England andpossible policy solutions.


Why threaten the Estonia Government when they are trying to ensure you have healthy consumers?

Eurocare issued an open letter to Carlsberg and Olvi regarding their interference in Estonian's government latest alcohol policy reforms.


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).