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Registration now open for the 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference

Eurocare has the pleasure to announce the 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference which will take place on 27th and 28th November 2014 in Brussels. Registration is now open.


WHO calls on governments to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases

Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by WHO today.


Drink driving kills – 5,600 deaths could be saved

9th May is the European Road Safety Day. 5.600 deaths could be prevented annually by eliminating drink driving.


WHO guidance for addressing inequities in alcohol-related harm

WHO has recently published a policy brief on practical actions to address health inequities in Europe in relation to alcohol-related harm.


Alcohol Minimum Unit Price case to be decided by European courts

The Court of Session, Scotland's supreme civil court, has referred today the Scottish Alcohol Minimum Unit Price (MUP) for a preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union. This follows an appeal from the alcohol industry to the last year’s verdict on the matter.


No ban for TV ad showing link between alcohol and cancer

Attempts by the alcohol industry to ban a TV advertisement linking their products with an increased risk of developing cancer have failed.


How important is tackling alcohol related harm for the European Parliament?

The final plenary session (14th- 17th April)of the European Parliament (EP) took place in Strasbourg. The Parliament decided not to include the EU Alcohol Strategy resolution in its final discussions.


Protection of minors in the digital era

Eurocare presented its concerns regarding alcohol marketing and social media at the conference organized under the Greek Presidency, 14.-15. April.


14th Plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum

The 14th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) took place on 9 April 2014in Brussels.


Drinking during pregnancy — who is responsible?

A landmark test case due to be heard by the Court of Appeal (the UK) could criminalise excessive drinking during pregnancy. Eurocare has co-signed the statement of European organisations concerned with FASD calling on not criminalising women who drink during pregnancy.