Alcohol Archives

  • Juncker’s State of the Union: A historic opportunity fumbled

    Opinion | Health 15-09-2015

    Jean-Claude Juncker had the unique opportunity to make his State of the Union speech special. Unfortunately, he left many of Europe’s “monumental” challenges unaddressed, writes Kristina Sperkova.

  • ‘Beer Weekend’ draws over 60,000 in Brussels

     Video | Promoted content | Agrifood 08-09-2015

    The 17th annual Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels attracted over 60,000 visitors to the Grand Place on 4-6 September. Despite the rainy weather, the crowd gathered to taste over 350 beers from more than 40 breweries on the main square of Belgium's capital.

  • Scottish minimum alcohol pricing may breach EU law

    News | Health 04-09-2015

    Scotland's plan to introduce a minimum price for alcohol risks breaching European Union law. Edinburgh should explore other ways to protect public health such as increasing tax, a senior adviser to the European Court of Justice said on Thursday (3 September).

  • Health NGOs walk out of EU alcohol forum

    News | Health 03-06-2015

    Twenty public health organisations have resigned from the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF), a stakeholder platform, to protest against the European Commission's refusal to submit a new alcohol strategy.

  • Commission set to dump EU alcohol strategy

    News | Health 22-05-2015

    Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU's Health and Food Safety Commissioner, said that the executive has no intention of submitting a new strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm in Europe, suggesting that the issue will be tackled as part of a broad range of "risk factors" affecting chronic diseases.

  • Parliament urges Commission to submit new alcohol strategy

    News | Health 30-04-2015

    The new strategy should include plans for labelling the calorie content of alcoholic beverages, the European Parliament said in a resolution adopted on Wednesday (29 April).