Reaction - EU alcohol harm strategy

The drinks industry feared that the European Commission’s communication on alcohol and health might recommend a significant tightening of alcohol legislation but, due in no small part to aggressive industry lobbying, the paper has taken a softer stance than was at one stage anticipated. Alan Osborn reports.

Industry welcomes EU alcohol strategy

25 October 2006

The drinks industry feared that the European Commission’s communication on alcohol and health might recommend a significant tightening of alcohol legislation but, due in no small part to aggressive industry lobbying, the paper has taken a softer stance than was at one stage anticipated. Alan Osborn reports.

EU: Commission shies away from EU-wide alcohol policy

24 October 2006

The European Commission has issued its long-awaited recommendations for a strategy to tackle alcohol-related harm on the continent – and has won the support of trade bodies in the process.

Just the Answer – Alan Butler

25 September 2006

The European Forum for Responsible Drinking (EFRD) has a key role to play in articulating the industry view on EU alcohol policy, particularly as it awaits publication of the Commission’s Communication on alcohol. In this month’s Just the Answer interview, Alan Butler, EU corporate relations director at Diageo and EFRD chairman, outlines the EFRD’s primary concerns regarding current and future EU policy.

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