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Many Killed by Bootleg Liquor Made in Czech Republic

Methanol-laced hard liquor has killed more than 20 people in the Czech Republic and Poland


Finnish NGO makes video to stop parents from being drunk around children

A Finnish non-profit organization has made a video that aims to reduce parents' use of alcohol by helping them understand the harm it causes to their children.


Eurocare's response to WHO consultation on NCDs Global Action Plan

Eurocare has submitted its input to the WHO consultation on global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020.


International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders day, 9 of September

This Sunday, September 9, the 9th day of the 9th month, is International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders day, prenatal exposure to alcohol is the leading cause of mental disabilities and birth defects in Europe


ECJ ruling: Wine may not be promoted as being ‘easily digestible’

6 September 2012. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that a description, indicating reduced acidity levels, constitutes a health claim which is prohibited in relation to alcoholic beverages.


Eurocare stresses the importance of minimum pricing on alcohol beverages

Eurocare fully supports the planned introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland and similar plans by other governments within the United Kingdom.


Eurocare strongly supports the introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland

The UK Government has notified the European Commission about Scotland’s intention to introduce a 50 pence minimum price for alcohol.


Posts on commercial Facebook pages are advertising Australian SRO rules

In a groundbreaking decision, the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau, ruled that comments by members of the public, are to be regarded as advertisements for the brand behind the page.


Russia restricts alcohol marketing

In July, Russia implemented new regulations on alcohol marketing, and is planning to expand to a complete ban from January 1 2013.


Alcohol ads continue to sparkle in Lithuania

Vaida Liutkute from the Lithuanian Eurocare member Lithuanian National Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition reports on the developments and political landscape after last year's discussion of introducing a marketing ban on alcoholic beverages.