About: Pierre-Olivier Bergeron

Health 05-11-2015

Fighting alcohol harm: Preserving the multi-stakeholder approach

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.
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Alcohol 02-04-2015

Ingredient and Nutrition Information to Consumers: What role for alcoholic beverages?

In 2011, the European Commission adopted a new regulation on the provision of food information to consumers.
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Agrifood 02-04-2015

Consumers have the right to know what’s in their beer

SPECIAL REPORT / The Brewers of Europe have announced a groundbreaking commitment to go beyond the existing EU legislation on consumer information, and progressively provide ingredients and nutrition values on their products, writes Pierre-Olivier Bergeron.
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Health 13-02-2015

Why a level playing field for small brewers is vital to TTIP

A significant obstacle to European beer’s growth in the US is the unfair tax treatment for Europe’s smaller brewers when compared to their US counterparts, writes Pierre-Olivier Bergeron.
Agrifood 19-11-2012

Beer chief: French tax will hit all European brewers

Beer sold in France is set to see a 120% tax hike.  The secretary-general of the Brewers of Europe says the move threatens thousands of French bars, and will have a knock-on effect for brewers across Europe.
Health 30-03-2012

Brewers too are fighting against alcohol misuse

Alcohol abuse does not require over-regulation to be addressed. A voluntary approach through informing consumers of health risks has yielded results and should be pursued further, argues Pierre-Olivier Bergeron.

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