The Irish government won praise from the EU’s Health Commissioner over a new bill, which imposes a stricter framework on alcohol consumption in Ireland, including a minimum unit price, labelling and marketing restrictions.
In his State of the Union speech, Jean-Claude Juncker called the Canada-EU trade agreement the most progressive trade agreement the EU has ever negotiated. It actually poses a genuine threat to the health sector, argues Emma Woodford.
The European Commission intends to widen the scope for energy drink makers to advertise their products, but consumer protection activists have voiced concerns about misleading health claims and their effect on young people. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The manufacturer behind household-name food brands such as Dolmio and Uncle Ben’s, Mars Food, has decided to include consumer guidance on its packaging on which of its products can be consumed ‘everyday’ and which only ‘occasionally.'.
Finland is the most heavily regulated country in Europe when it comes to alcohol, food and drinks, e-cigarettes and tobacco laws, followed by Sweden, the UK and Ireland, according to a new Nanny State Index published on Tuesday (5 April).
The UK's Chief Medical Officers (CMO) on Friday (8 January) changed the guidelines for alcohol consumption, advising now both men and women not to drink more than 14 units per week, or three units on one occasion, in order to limit alcohol harm.
The Irish government, aiming to change the country's "damaging attitude to alcohol", approved on Wednesday (9 December) plans for minimum prices for drinks in the hope of reducing one of Europe's highest levels of alcohol consumption.
While the European Commission is still debating the added value the EU can bring to tackle alcohol-related harm, The Brewers of Europe remain committed to working together with governments and civil society in promoting responsible beer consumption, writes Pierre-Olivier Bergeron.
There are many notorious examples of people - from celebrities to ordinairy holiday-makers - who have become intoxicated on flights to the point of posing a threat to passengers and the flight itself, writes Peter Allebeck.