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07/12/2017

Eurocare Press Release on UK Supreme Court MUP ruling

Today on the 15th November, the Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcoholic drinks was legal. Rejecting the appeal by the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA), spiritsEUROPE and Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), the Supreme Court found that MUP is compatible with European Union law.

28/09/2017

Calls to improve labelling of alcoholic beverages

Today in the European Parliament, MEPs and health campaigners called for the alignment of alcoholic beverages with other food products.

09/09/2017

Too Young To Drink campaign

Today, September 9, the 9th day of the 9th month, at 9:09 am, on the occasion of the International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, we welcome the fourth edition of Too Young To Drink, the international communication campaign to raise awareness of the risks of prenatal exposure to alcohol.

25/04/2017

Members of the European Parliament will not protect young people from alcohol marketing

Members of the European Parliament (MEP) in the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) have today on April 25, voted on the draft report by Sabine Verheyen and Petra Kammerevert on Coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities.

14/03/2017

Alcohol Labelling - What is really in our drinks?

European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s long-awaited report on alcohol labelling in line with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.

04/02/2017

Celebrating World Cancer Day 2017 - but not with alcohol

Still 1 in 4 deaths in the EU are caused by cancer. Fortunately, cancer is in many cases avoidable, and early detection increases the chance of cure substantially. Enough is already known about the causes to prevent at least one third of all cancers.

25/01/2017

Alcohol marketing influences youth drinking, warn public health experts

Leading public health experts warn that youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing, and that current legislation appears ineffective in blocking the association between youth exposure and drinking.

14/06/2016

Formula 1 puts Heineken in the driving seat

40 public health and civil society organisations from around the world are calling for an end to alcohol sponsorship in F1.

05/06/2015

NGOs resign from health forum as Commission ignores Member States and European Parliament calls for Alcohol Strategy

Public Health NGOs have today resigned from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum, following the announcement by Commissioner Andriukaitis that he has no plans to establish a new EU Alcohol Strategy[1]. The Commissioner’s decision goes against demands from Member States and the European Parliament for a new comprehensive Strategy to tackle alcohol harm in Europe.

22/05/2015

Alcohol Advertising And Sponsorship In Formula One: A Dangerous Cocktail

Formula One alcohol sponsorship exposes audience to alcohol brands every five seconds.

12/05/2015

Eurocare welcomes the OECD Report “Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use” and its strong alcohol policy recommendations

The harms caused to people other than drinkers themselves, including the victims of traffic accidents and violence, but also children born with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, are the most visible face of those social consequences. Health care and crime costs, and lost productivity, are further important dimensions. These provide a strong rationale for governments to take action against harmful alcohol use” (Executive Summary from the OECD Report 2015: Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use – Economics and Public Health Policy)

06/05/2015

[Joint press statement] European Parliament Resolution calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy

29 April, Brussels - Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a Resolution calling on the European Commission to present a new EU Alcohol Strategy to tackle health harm for 2016-2022.

27/03/2015

Brewers of Europe acknowledge that consumers have the right to know what is in their drink

European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) welcomes the initiative from the Brewers of Europe to provide ingredients and nutritional information for their products. Eurocare has been calling for this since 2008.

16/02/2015

Alcohol can cause cancer- limit your intake

As we celebrate the World Cancer Day (4th February) and the achievements which have been accomplished in the area of cancer prevention, we need to remember about the less known causes of cancer such as alcohol consumption.

27/11/2014

Is the EU drinking its future away?

Public health community calls on the European Institutions to take action on Europe’s problem with alcohol