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Seeking effective alcohol awareness EU-wide

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Seeking effective alcohol awareness EU-wide


Backing away from proposing obligatory health warnings for alcoholic beverages across the EU, the European Parliament has instead called on the Commission to do a comparative study on the effectiveness of various information and communication means applied in Member States. This includes labelling.

The aim is to reduce dangerous alcohol consumption, without forgetting the implications for the EU internal market. The report encourages school-based programmes. It suggests limiting access to alcohol for young people. And it promotes a Europe-wide blood alcohol content limit of zero percent for new drivers.

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