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Increasing alcohol taxes is the right thing to do, how many more will follow Poland and Finland?

In the times of economic crises some countries are moving in the right direction by increasing the tax on alcohol which serves for the benefit of both, public health and public finances at the same time.


Problematic alcohol consumption damaging Europe’s economies

Problematic alcohol use is responsible for annual productivity losses of 74 billion euros across the EU, according to experts at the European Health Forum Gastein.


‘Traffic light’ test could prevent hundreds of people developing alcohol-related cirrhosis

A simple ‘traffic light’ test that detects hidden liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in high risk populations could reduce harmful drinking rates and potentially prevent hundreds of alcohol-related deaths a year.


Eurocare comments on the evaluation of the EU Alcohol Strategy

The European Commission presented in August 2013 a report assessing the added value of the “EU Strategy to Support Member States in reducing alcohol related harm”. Eurocare is here presenting comments on the evaluation.


Alcohol charities fear conflict of interest

Scottish health campaigners expressed surprise that a current senior civil servant in a key Department dealing with the implementation of minimum unit pricing has been confirmed as the incoming Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association.


Eurocare present at the First International Conference on the prevention of FASD

Eurocare is attending the first international conference to address the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), being held in Canada, September 23-25.


We can all do more to reduce the impact of alcohol use in pregnancy- says Commissioner Borg

Eurocare has held a successful event in the European Parliament earlier this week (Tuesday 17th September).


International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders day, 9 of September

Today, September 9, the 9th day of the 9th month, is International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders day, prenatal exposure to alcohol is the leading cause of mental disabilities and birth defects in Europe


Eurocare submits its reply to the EU occupational safety and health policy framework

In its response Eurocare has highlighted the need to focus on prevention of alcohol related harm at the workplace.


New report assesses the added value of the EU Alcohol Strategy

DG SANCO has released the report that assesses the EU Alcohol Strategy.