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MEPs call on the European Commission to protect minors from alcohol advertising

In its May Plenary session the European Parliament voted on the report examining the implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) -Piotr Borys (PL, EPP; own initiative report (2012/21329INI)).


Alcohol industry should stick to the facts says charity calling for major shake up of alcohol advertising

Alcohol Concern UK has just published a new report Stick to the Facts calling for a major shake up of the regulation framework to achieve a better balance between public health concerns and commercial freedoms


Total crackdown on online alcohol promotion in France, health lobby report will recommend

A recent report in France has called for stricter regulation of on-line alcohol advertising.


Alcohol causes cancer- health experts call on increased actions

Today in Dublin health experts from across Europe have gathered at the Conference for the European Week against Cancer.


More alcohol product placements in youth-rated movies

A new study finds alcohol brand placement was found increasingly in movies rated for youth as young as 13 years despite the industry's intent to avoid marketing to underage persons.


Turkish government passes legislation to ban advertising

The Turkish Parliament passed legislation on Friday to ban advertising of alcohol.


Bulgarian students win European Ad Venture competition 2013

This year Eurocare has taken part in the AdVenture competition which asked students across Europe to develop a campaign about the dangers of drinking alcohol.


Evidence confirms that urgent improvements are needed in alcohol labelling

This month the European Journal of Public Health Advance Access published an article by renowned researchers confirming the need for better labelling of alcoholic beverages.


Experts speak about the need for a renewed and strong alcohol strategy

Several experts have been interviewed during the first Alcohol Awareness week organized in Brussels


Eurocare meets EU Health Commissioner

Eurocare met with Commissioner Tonio Borg on 16 May for an exchange of views and expressed their support for renewed efforts at EU level to target alcohol problems in Europe.