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WHO confirms that the alcohol industry has no role in the formulation of alcohol policies

More than 500 public health professionals, health scientists and NGO representatives from 60 countries have signed a joint Statement of Concern about the activities of the global alcohol producers.


Scotland responds to EC opposition to minimum pricing

The Scottish government has just released a paper setting out the case for Minimum Unit Pricing in response to the European Commission and other European countries that have questioned the compatibility of MUP with EU Law and the free movement of goods.


New Fact Sheet: Testing content restrictions in self-regulation decisions

EUCAM has published a new factsheet exposing the flaws of the advertising self-regulatory system


Irish government set to introduce a minimum price on alcohol to tackle abuse

The government is preparing measures, including setting minimum pricing, to tackle alcohol problems in Ireland.


Increase in alcohol-related cancers despite well-established link

A new report from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) has found that hospital admissions for alcohol-related cancer in England have jumped 28% in just eight years.


Eurocare publishes second library of alcohol health warning labels

It is Eurocare’s wish that this proposal will serve as a starting point for much needed discussion around labelling of alcoholic beverages in the European Union (EU).


Alcohol charity launches

A new website to assist people seeking help and support in relation to alcohol-related issues has been launched in Ireland.


NEW: Guidelines to develop healthier and safer nightlife environments

The European Club Health project has produced a series of resources to support local, national and European policymakers and practitioners develop healthier and safer nightlife environments.


A paradox: European law invoked to frustrate alcohol policy

European law is being invoked to defeat alcohol harm reduction strategies. This is a paradox, since the wellbeing of the population and the promotion of public health are primary objectives in the European treaties in their modern form.


The WHO 2012 European health report confirms alcohol as 1 of the 2 main risk factors in Europe

Consumption of alcohol across European population remains dangerously high, in spite of the knowledge how to tackle it.