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Open Letter from CAMERUP to the French National Assembly - in defence of the Loi Evin

Mr President of the National Assembly, Ladies and Gentlemen Deputies

CAMERUP[1], which represents Alcool Assistance, Alcool Ecoute Joie et Santé, Les Amis de la Santé, The Blue Cross and Vie Libre, is making this appeal to you in the context of the Project of Legislation of Modernisation of the French Health System.


Open letter to the Prime Minister of Estonia

Brussels 20.11.2015

Dear Mr Taavii Rõivas,

Prime Minister of Estonia,

Support for the protection of legislation banning alcohol sales in petrol stations coming to effect in 2016


WHO: efforts must be scaled up to halve road traffic deaths by 2020

Source: The World Health Organisation

The publication "European facts and global status report on road safety 2015" was launched at the second Global High-level Conference on Road Safety: Time for Results, in Brasilia, Brazil, on 18–19 November.


The campaign TOO YOUNG TO DRINK for the European Alcohol Awareness Week

Great success of Too Young To Drink 2015: 76 organizations from more than 35 countries carried out the edition 2015 of the #FASD awareness campaign, launched on September 9, International FASD Day, and promoted by the European FASD Alliance (EUFASD).


The 2015 Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm

The 2015 Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm aims to galvanize EU and national policy makers into action to address alcohol related harm in Europe.


UK Government's alcohol policies weaker than devolved nations

Source: Institute of alcohol Studies (IAS)

The UK Government’s alcohol policies are weaker than those implemented by the devolved nations, a landmark report from the Universities of Stirling and Sheffield has found.


Lithuania: Alcohol-free petrol stations from 1st January

Lithuania's Parliament on Tuesday (November 10th) rejected a proposal to extend the permit to sell alcoholic beverages in petrol stations until 2019.


IAS report slams UK Responsibility Deal alcohol pledges

A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS), member of Eurocare, condemns the UK Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol, suggesting it has “worsened the health of the nation”.


Call for Proposal from CHAFEA

Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) have launched a call for proposals for projects regarding 'Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges'.

Deadline: 12 November 2015

Please find all details through this link.


Alcohol marketing and youth alcohol consumption – a study from the United States

New research published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse suggests that, at least among underage drinkers, advertising is influencing brand choice, a significant aspect of drinking behaviours.