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NCDs high on the agenda in the European Parliament

Alcohol is one of the top four risk causes and need to be acknowledged and get the needed attention


Conclusions from the European Expert Conference on Alcohol (MEDUSA)

Eurocare met alcohol policy community at the European Expert Conference on alcohol in Poznan 11-12 October 2011.


A change in bar closing time with 1 hour leads to a 17% decrease in violence

The Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research presents findings and conclusions from research on the relation between bar closing hours and violence.


The European Parliament calls for alcolocks and harmonised alcohol blood limit

Eurocare welcomes the new report from the Parliament, calling for better European legislation on road safety


Multimillion-dollar marketing deal between Diageo and Facebook

Facebook and Diageo have agreed on a multimillion-dollar deal, which will fuel the under-age drinking epidemic by increasing the numbers of young people exposed to alcohol marketing according to health experts. 


Estonia starts a process towards new alcohol policy

Estonia reviews its alcohol policy and is aiming for a alcohol consumption below eight litres per person per year.


Eurocare welcomes UN resolution on Non-communicable Diseases

Eurocare warmly welcomes the resolution titled “Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases”


Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol adopted by 53 countries in Europe

A new action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol was adopted at the WHO European Region meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12 to 15 September 2011.


Lithuania could lead the way in Europe for protecting health from alcohol related harm

Source: Estonian Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition

Estonian Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition (ETACC) sent an open letter to Lithuanian President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Seimas members to express support for the preservation of the ban on alcohol advertising


Our shared responsibility- protecting the unborn baby from alcohol

Today, MEPs together with Mr John Dalli, the Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, discussed different ways to protect unborn babies from the negative effects of alcohol at the EU level.