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WHO guidance for addressing inequities in alcohol-related harm

WHO has recently published a policy brief on practical actions to address health inequities in Europe in relation to alcohol-related harm.


Alcohol Minimum Unit Price case to be decided by European courts

The Court of Session, Scotland's supreme civil court, has referred today the Scottish Alcohol Minimum Unit Price (MUP) for a preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union. This follows an appeal from the alcohol industry to the last year’s verdict on the matter.


No ban for TV ad showing link between alcohol and cancer

Attempts by the alcohol industry to ban a TV advertisement linking their products with an increased risk of developing cancer have failed.


How important is tackling alcohol related harm for the European Parliament?

The final plenary session (14th- 17th April)of the European Parliament (EP) took place in Strasbourg. The Parliament decided not to include the EU Alcohol Strategy resolution in its final discussions.


Protection of minors in the digital era

Eurocare presented its concerns regarding alcohol marketing and social media at the conference organized under the Greek Presidency, 14.-15. April.


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.