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18/07/2013

UK Government bows to industry pressure and abandons plans for minimum alcohol price

Britain’s Government has yesterday announced that it will not be taking forward proposals to introduce MUP at this time, but it would be legislating to ban sales below the cost of duty plus VAT.

10/07/2013

Label calories on alcohol, says Labour MEP

Labour’s spokesperson on health in Europe, MEP Glenis Willmott, has called for European rules on food labelling to be extended to alcoholic drinks.

05/07/2013

Women and Alcohol in the EU

The European Institute of Women's Health has published a new policy brief looking at women’s relationship with alcohol (consumption levels and patterns, trends, effects of alcohol consumption on women’s health etc).

03/07/2013

Cheaper beer in Denmark – How many lives will be lost?

The Danish government cut the beer tax by 15% on the 1 July and made alcohol more affordable for not only its own population, but also the neighboring countries like Sweden and Norway (that have higher taxes).

02/07/2013

CAP deal agreed- EU continues to support vine and hop planting

The future Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will eliminate the current system of vine-planting rights till the end of 2015 and introduce new one in 2016.

24/06/2013

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.

14/06/2013

Eurocare present at the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion

Nearly 900 delegates from all over the world discussed during five days how political decisions on health are implemented into practical actions in the WHO 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Helsinki from 10 to 14 June.

13/06/2013

Status report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries 2013

WHO Europe has today realeased a new report with up to date information from 35 European Countries on alcohol consumption and related harm, and countries policy responses

12/06/2013

MEPs call on the European Commission to protect minors from alcohol advertising

In its May Plenary session the European Parliament voted on the report examining the implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) -Piotr Borys (PL, EPP; own initiative report (2012/21329INI)).

12/06/2013

Alcohol industry should stick to the facts says charity calling for major shake up of alcohol advertising

Alcohol Concern UK has just published a new report Stick to the Facts calling for a major shake up of the regulation framework to achieve a better balance between public health concerns and commercial freedoms