Focus - EU alcohol debate

The EU’s Alcohol and Health Forum will hold its fifth plenary meeting this Thursday. Industry representatives are hoping the meeting will focus on actions on the ground rather than become a policy ‘talking-shop’, writes Ben Cooper. Meanwhile, chairman Robert Madelin will once again have to demonstrate his legendary skills for keeping the peace between parties with widely differing views on alcohol-related harm.

Focus - Industry and NGOs prepare for more debate on alcohol-related harm

10 November 2009

The EU’s Alcohol and Health Forum will hold its fifth plenary meeting this Thursday. Industry representatives are hoping the meeting will focus on actions on the ground rather than become a policy ‘talking-shop’, writes Ben Cooper. Meanwhile, chairman Robert Madelin will once again have to demonstrate his legendary skills for keeping the peace between parties with widely differing views on alcohol-related harm.

Spotlight - Alcohol industry advocates face tough crowd in Stockholm

8 October 2009

The second conference on alcohol-related harm convened by the Swedish Presidency of the EU included a large representation of NGOs opposed to self-regulation as a way of tackling alcohol-related harm. Ben Cooper asked representatives of the two industry bodies invited to speak whether they received a fair hearing.

EUR: Researchers call for tougher measures on alcohol

6 October 2009

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has called for higher prices and tougher marketing restrictions to reduce alcohol-related harm, in a report commissioned by the current EU president nation, Sweden.

BELGIUM: Brewers of Europe applaud EU alcohol forum

13 March 2009

European brewing association The Brewers of Europe said today (13 March) that it welcomes the EU’s Alcohol and Health Forum set up to fight alcohol misuse.

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