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Issue 6, 2013 (13 May)



Today starts the first European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm

A group of organisations have come together to raise awareness among EU policy makers of the harms caused by alcohol.


Successful court judgement on Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol in Scotland

The Court of Session, Scotland's supreme civil court, has ruled in favour of the legality of the Scottish government's plans to introduce minimum pricing per unit of alcohol.

News from Eurocare


Turkish Green Crescent host Global Alcohol Policy Symposium

Around 1,200 health experts representing 45 countries gathered last week in Istanbul at an international symposium on alcohol policy.


Event on Minimum Pricing at the European Parliament

EPHA, the Royal College of Physicians and Eurocare organized an event in the European Parliament "Calling time on Europe's alcohol problem - Using pricing policies to protect public health in Europe - A challenge for democracy".

News from the EU


European Alcohol and Health Forum (April 25 2013) - Flash report and presentations

Please follow the link to the Flash Report and presentations delivered during the 12th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum held in Brussels on April 25 2013.


Commissioner Borg on alcohol minimum pricing 'happy to learn that litigation has failed'

On May 7, the ENVI Committee held an exchange of views as part of the structured dialogue with Commissioner Tonio Borg

Research, Reports and Projects


Minimum pricing will bring “substantial health and social benefits” says new IAS report

A new report published today by IAS summarises the latest evidence on minimum pricing and rebuts some common criticisms (often from vested interest groups) of the policy.


Study reveals alcohol industry tactics to influence alcohol policy reform in Scotland

New report reveals alcohol industry ignored, misrepresented and undermined scientific evidence in submissions to the Scottish Government's 2008 consultation


Alcohol minimum pricing and alcohol attributable hospital admissions

A new article shows the effectivess of minimum pricing in lowering alcohol attributable hospital admissions.


Preventing Alcohol Use Disorders Among Children and Adolescents in the EU

A report commissioned by the EU cites research showing the long-term health effects of even moderate drinking among children.