Europe's Nordic countries have agreed to forge a common front against alcohol liberalisation policies in the European Union (EU) and push anti-drinking campaigns worldwide.

Meeting in Copenhagen, the health  ministers of Finland, Sweden and Denmark agreed to act en bloc during discussions on alcohol at the EU Council of Ministers, being joined by Norway, Iceland at European Economic Area (EEA) meetings.

They promised to resist moves to scrap restrictions on European citizens personally importing alcohol across borders and also moves that might undermine the Nordic zone's high alcohol taxes. All five will also act together during World Health  Organisation (WHO) negotiations on UN alcohol policy.