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11/06/2013

Eurocare’s general assembly met in Brussels on 30-31 May

The Members gathered agreed about the importance of having a new EU Alcohol Strategy and asserted their will to continue to advocate for one.

The members of Eurocare also expressed their continued commitment to supporting the efforts of DG SANCO / and WHO to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm.

The members of Eurocare also agreed that their advocacy work should concentrate on the three measures that World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization have classified as the three best buys to reduce harmful alcohol consumption: Bans on alcohol advertising, Price and Tax increases, Restricted access to retailed alcohol http://www.who.int/nmh/publications/best_buys_summary.pdf