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10/01/2013

NEW DATABASE: Alcohol policy regulations in Europe

The Ministry of Health in Switzerland has developed a new database of alcohol policy regulations around Europe.

22/12/2012

Health Programme: Call for proposals 2013

The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) has launched the calls for proposals for joint actions, operating grants, projects and conferences.

21/12/2012

European Alcohol and Health Forum – Flash report and presentations available

The Commission has published a flash report of the Forum meetings held 2 weeks ago in Brussels.

21/12/2012

New trend report: High-strength beer in Europe (EUCAM)

High alcohol content beer is prevalent throughout Europe. It is also relatively inexpensive and often packaged in ‘super-sized’ containers.

15/12/2012

EMCDDA report reveals risks driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol and medicines

New report from the EU drugs agency describes the effects of the use of illicit drugs and psychoactive medicines amongst drivers, particularly when combined with alcohol.

12/12/2012

Fourth Monitoring Progress Report of the European Alcohol and Health Forum

Follow the link to access the Fourth Monitoring Progress Report of the European Alcohol and Health Forum.

10/12/2012

Member States ask for a new EU Alcohol Strategy

In the Council of the European Union (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) Conclusions Member States have asked European Commission for new EU Alcohol Strategy.

07/12/2012

French beer tax- a step in the right direction

The French government has increased tax on beer by 160%, which is a step in a right direction that will help to address alcohol related harm and improve public budget.

06/12/2012

Sweden calls for an end to alcohol advertising on national television

Sweden has asked the UK to stop alcohol advertising in broadcasts to Sweden on the basis of the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive..

05/12/2012

Ireland should restore excise duty on alcohol to 2009 levels urges Alcohol Action Ireland

The previous Government slashed excise duty back in 2009 because of fears of cross-border shopping, but a restoration of excise duty to 2009 levels would net the Exchequer almost €200 million.