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