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Behavioural interventions in the effort of reducing alcohol related harm

The European Commission organised a workshop on reducing harmful use of alcohol with behavioural interventions. A summary report from the workshop is now available.


EU Action on Cancer - 30 years

Eurocare congratulates the European Commission and all its partners in the celebration of 30 years of action on cancer.


UK calls on EU to support Member States in tackling alcohol harm

The UK government ‘broadly agrees’ with findings of House of Lords inquiry and calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy.


FASD Awareness Day 09.09

People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).


Public Health (Alcohol) Bill Ireland: Statement from Minister for Health following ECJ decision

The Irish Government has welcomed the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice on minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol products, which was published on 03 September 2015. In the opinion, the Advocate General indicated that minimum unit pricing may be compatible with EU law if it can be shown to be more effective than other alternative measures.


Scottish medical professions welcome European advocate general’s opinion in favour of Scotland’s alcohol minimum unit pricing policy

Scottish health professionals have welcomed the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Scotland’s Alcohol Minimum Unit Price (MUP) legislation does not contravene European law.


Commission consults the public on tax rules for alcoholic beverages

In the context of the 'Better Regulation' agenda which aims at simplifying EU laws to reduce regulatory costs and protect consumers, the Commission is running a three-month consultation, ending on 27 November 2015, which aims at determining possible changes to the current Alcohol Excise Structures Directive.


Report from the UK reveals burden alcohol places on North East ambulance staff

Almost half of paramedics in the North East have been subjected to alcohol-fuelled threats and physical assaults whilst on duty, according to a new survey


Alcohol labels must include the indication of risk of cancer also for alcoholic beverages, says Assoutenti Italy

Italian consumer organisation sent an official notification to EFSA (European Food Safety Agency), the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Italian Ministries of Health and of Economic Development.


Does drinking guidelines communicate well?

Several European countries have official drinking guidelines to inform the consumers about harmful drinking patterns. New research from United Kingdom questions if drinking guidelines fit all drinking patterns.