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Source: Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Juha Rehula presented his preliminary proposal on an overall revision of Alhohol Act at the meeting of the ministerial working group on promotion of health and wellbeing. The meeting was held on Thursday, 11 February. The Government aims to update the obsolete alcohol legislation and to submit their proposal to Parliament in the early summer. The proposal will be sent on a consultation round as soon as possible.
The House of Lords UK discussed the EU Alcohol Strategy and the UK Government’s position in a debate in the Grand Committee, Wednesday 10 February 2016.
Scotland: SHAAP call for further action on alcohol availability and marketing to reduce alcohol-related harm
SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) has written personally to all Members of the Scottish Parliament in advance of the 2016 Holyrood elections, laying out our ‘Top Twenty’ recommendations for action on alcohol. These recommendations mark our renewed commitment to work with partners to prevent and reduce alcohol- related harms.
Brussels - Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission met earlier this month with road safety and road victims groups to discuss the future of European road safety targets.
The Alcohol Health Alliance (UK) welcome the progression of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe’s private members bill on drink driving in the House of Lords.
This is a very important campaign organised by our colleagues from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).
Main conference: 12-14 September 2016, and training day for parents and professionals (CE accredited) on 15 September 2016
Eurocare supports the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) in its call on the European Commission to come forward with a long-awaited target to reduce serious road injuries.
Spanish researchers argue for the environmental benefits of enforcing regulations on alcohol sales and use
The Spanish scientific journal Adicciones published recently an article describing the current regulations on alcohol sales and use in the city of Barcelona and their outcomes.
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) welcomes the new alcohol guidelines issued today by the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), which includes guidance that men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week to reduce the risk of harms such as cancer and liver disease.