EU report by Swedish politician: Alcohol, not a laughing matterJanuary 31, 2017
Alcohol abuse has a large impact on our society, whether it is on the societal, social or economic level. With her report, Ewa-May Karlsson as rapporteur in the European Committee of the Regions, focuses on future action and prevention plans for alcohol-related issues at the EU level with an important contribution from local authorities.
“A new EU alcohol strategy needs to tackle alcohol’s serious societal, social and economic impact while relying on the expertise of local authorities. For this, we need to establish EU-level cooperation platforms, reduce the exposure of babies, children and young people to alcohol marketing and inform customers by listing nutrition information and calories on labels as they have a right to know what they drink, as well as focus on preventive action in healthcare and the workplace,” writes Mrs Karlsson in her report.