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Finland: a preliminary proposal on a reform of Alcohol Act to the ministerial group

Source: Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Juha Rehula presented his preliminary proposal on an overall revision of Alhohol Act at the meeting of the ministerial working group on promotion of health and wellbeing. The meeting was held on Thursday, 11 February. The Government aims to update the obsolete alcohol legislation and to submit their proposal to Parliament in the early summer. The proposal will be sent on a consultation round as soon as possible.


House of Lords asking for more from the EU

The House of Lords UK discussed the EU Alcohol Strategy and the UK Government’s position in a debate in the Grand Committee, Wednesday 10 February 2016.


Scotland: SHAAP call for further action on alcohol availability and marketing to reduce alcohol-related harm

SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) has written personally to all Members of the Scottish Parliament in advance of the 2016 Holyrood elections, laying out our ‘Top Twenty’ recommendations for action on alcohol. These recommendations mark our renewed commitment to work with partners to prevent and reduce alcohol- related harms.


Road safety campaigners meet Juncker to ask for EU serious injury reduction target

Brussels - Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission met earlier this month with road safety and road victims groups to discuss the future of European road safety targets.

Source: European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)


UK one step closer to lower drink drive limit

The Alcohol Health Alliance (UK) welcome the progression of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe’s private members bill on drink driving in the House of Lords.


Let’s go for a European target to reduce serious road injuries!

This is a very important campaign organised by our colleagues from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).


EUFASD 2016: call for papers

Main conference: 12-14 September 2016, and training day for parents and professionals (CE accredited) on 15 September 2016


Spanish researchers argue for the environmental benefits of enforcing regulations on alcohol sales and use

The Spanish scientific journal Adicciones published recently an article describing the current regulations on alcohol sales and use in the city of Barcelona and their outcomes.


United Kingdom: new alcohol-drinking limits guidelines

Source: SHAAP

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) welcomes the new alcohol guidelines issued today by the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), which includes guidance that men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week to reduce the risk of harms such as cancer and liver disease.