Almost eight out of 10 European Union (EU) consumers (77%) support printing warnings on alcohol bottles and advertisements that warn pregnant women and drivers against drinking alcohol, a new Eurobarometer EU opinion poll has shown.

The poll will be used by EU health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou to press for a common EU approach to drinks labelling, although the Commission's alcohol strategy - published last October - shied away from aggressively pushing compulsory warnings.

The survey also showed 73% of EU citizens would back introducing lower blood alcohol levels for young and novice drivers of 0.2 g/l, and 80% said random alcohol testing by police would reduce drivers' alcohol consumption.