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05/04/2011

NL & DK: Underage drinkers can buy alcohol very easily

24 March 2011. According to Dutch law, the minimum age for purchase of beer and wine is 16 and18 for spirits. The Dutch national policy regarding alcohol and youth relies on retailers' willingness to refuse to sell alcohol to underage customers.

29/03/2011

8th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum, 8 April 2011, Brussels

Please click here to access the draft agenda of the 8th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum that will take place on 8 April.

28/03/2011

UK: MP calls for new measures to protect children from alcohol advertising

London, 28 March 2011. This week, Sarah Wollaston MP will put forward a private member's bill urging the government to adopt a new approach to protect UK children from alcohol advertising.

18/03/2011

EU Health programme: 2011 Work plan and calls published

The 2011 work plan for the European Union's Health Programme was adopted on 22 February 2011. The work plan presents the funding priorities under the Health Programme for 2011.

http://ec.europa.eu/health/programme/policy/index_en.htm

17/03/2011

What Is Not on The Bottle? Future of alcohol labels discussed in the European Parliament

Brussels, 17 March 2011. Pick up just about any food or beverage product on store shelves and you'll find on the package information about calories, ingredients etc. Unless that is, the product is alcohol. Alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for death and ill health in the EU, especially among young people. It increases the risk of developing several types of cancer including those of the liver, digestive tract as well as breast cancer, it is responsible for 25% of deaths among young men aged 15-29, causes depression etc.

09/03/2011

8th meeting of the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum

Please click here to access the draft agenda of the 8th meeting of the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum that will take place on 21 March 2011

08/03/2011

Active criticizes alcohol industry's distorting picture of women- 100 years women's fight passed by alcohol industry unnoticed

8 March 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. It is this day, this historic era and the achievements of and for women all over the world that Active – sobriety, friendship and peace and all its members celebrate today.

04/03/2011

The 7 key messages of the alcohol industry

European health organizations warn of the smart and effective lobby of the alcohol industry. Click here to download the full report.

04/03/2011

IOGT-NTO files complaint regarding alcohol advertisement

Sweden, 4 March 2011. IOGT-NTO has sent a complaint, concerning 32 companies who have broadcasted or produced alcohol advertisement targeting a Swedish audience, to the Swedish Consumer Agency and the Swedish Broadcasting Authority. The list includes among others Carlsberg Sweden, TV3 and Kanal 5.

24/02/2011

Addressing harmful use of alcohol is essential to realising the goals of the UN Resolution on non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Source: GAPA

In May 2010 the UN General Assembly (GA) passed Resolution 64/265 which called for the convening of a high-level meeting of the GA in September 2011 in New York on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases[i].