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Civil Society statement on the WHO’s proposed Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors

69th World Health Assembly, May 2016

We, the undersigned Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), believe that the independence, integrity and credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) are non-negotiable for the fulfilment of its constitutional functions.


Brussels: night-time booze sales ban during European Championships

Source: FlandersNews.BE

The City of Brussels has banned the sale of alcohol in night shops between 11pm and 7am for the duration of the European Championships. The ban will come into force on 10 June and will last until 10 July.


WHO: World Health Assembly, May 2016

The World Health Assembly took place between 24 and 26 May to discuss major issues that will change the face of health for years to come.


European Institutions - Open Day 2016

On Saturday 28th May 2016, the European institutions will open their doors to the public; a unique opportunity to discover the diversity of Europe in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.


Finally Wine in Moderation releases info on energy content in wine

Finally Wine in Moderation has updated the programme’s central website with a new section featuring energy information in wine. Consumers will be provided with information on calories, drinking units and sugar in wine.


3rd European Alcohol Policy Youth Conference

Eurocare was delighted to participate in the 3rd European Alcohol Youth Conference taking place in Bled, Slovenia from 13 – 16 May 2016.


News from a meeting at the Parliament on ‘Limiting alcohol damages’

Public-health experts and members of the alcohol industry attended a meeting chaired by Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland at the European Parliament earlier this month. The meeting aimed at exploring national, sustainable models to tackle alcohol damages from a holistic health and societal perspective, where the specific cases of Scotland and Sweden were discussed.


Cancellation of General Assembly in Istanbul‏

We would like to officially inform you that the Eurocare Board has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Eurocare General Assembly which was scheduled to take place in Istanbul from 26 – 27 May 2016.


EU Health Policy Platform

The EU Health Policy Platform was launched by DG Santé in the European Commission at the conference “Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases” on 21 April, in Brussels.


The size, impacts and drivers of illicit trade in alcohol

A new OECD report entitled Illicit Trade, Converging Criminal Networks assesses the magnitude, flows and drivers of illicit trade and the illegal economy including: narcotics, human trafficking, wildlife, sports betting, counterfeit medicines, alcohol and tobacco.