Library / Updates
The Ministry of Health in Switzerland has developed a new database of alcohol policy regulations around Europe.
The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) has launched the calls for proposals for joint actions, operating grants, projects and conferences.
The Commission has published a flash report of the Forum meetings held 2 weeks ago in Brussels.
High alcohol content beer is prevalent throughout Europe. It is also relatively inexpensive and often packaged in ‘super-sized’ containers.
New report from the EU drugs agency describes the effects of the use of illicit drugs and psychoactive medicines amongst drivers, particularly when combined with alcohol.
Follow the link to access the Fourth Monitoring Progress Report of the European Alcohol and Health Forum.
In the Council of the European Union (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) Conclusions Member States have asked European Commission for new EU Alcohol Strategy.
The French government has increased tax on beer by 160%, which is a step in a right direction that will help to address alcohol related harm and improve public budget.
Sweden has asked the UK to stop alcohol advertising in broadcasts to Sweden on the basis of the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive..
The previous Government slashed excise duty back in 2009 because of fears of cross-border shopping, but a restoration of excise duty to 2009 levels would net the Exchequer almost €200 million.