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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.


Eurocare Suggestions for changes to the EU Alcohol and Health Forum

Eurocare believes that there is an urgent need to review how the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) operates, and therefore presents our position and suggestions for the way forward.


Opening the door to alcohol industry lobbying - what’s wrong with the new WHO policy proposals

WHO has published a draft proposal for a set Framework and set of policies to address its engagement with Non Sate Actors (NSAs[i]). Member States are being invited to discuss these proposals at WHO’s HQ in Geneva on 27th and 28th March. Public Interest NGOs are not invited.


Call for the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum to be strengthened

UEG, EASL, EPHA, Eurocare and the Royal College of Physicians warmly welcome the initiative by the European Commission and the current chair of the Science Group Sir Ian Gilmore to re-assess the functioning of the Group and attempt to “revive”, and potentially, expand its activities.


Joint Statement: Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy


Addiction: Overturn of the proposed alcohol advertising ban in Lithuania

Addiction Journal have published an article that introduces the process how alcohol industry managed to cancel total alcohol advertising ban which was adopted by the Parliament in 2008 to take an effect from 1 January 2012.


New Report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury

The European Child Safety Alliance with the support of Vice President of the European Parliament Isabelle Durant and Chair of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children Bernard de Vos, launched report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury


NordAN is looking into alcohol policy and social marketing

While social marketing is still rather new discipline it has appeared to be effective not only in raising awareness but also changing behaviour.


Eurocare presents its concerns over the TTIP negotiations

Eurocare presented its position on the potential negative consequences for alcohol policy emerging from the TTIP negotiations at a stakeholder event arranged by DG Trade, March 12.