Latvian presidency: Ministers debate EU’s alcohol policy

On Friday, 19 June, the Latvian Minister for Health Guntis Belēvičs chaired the meeting of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) in Luxembourg. During the meeting the EU Member States discussed, among other topics, EU alcohol policy.
A majority of ministers backed a call of the Slovenian delegation to present a new framework for the EU’s alcohol policy. This framework would help member states to tackle the abuse of alcohol and alcohol related harm. According to the WHO, alcohol is the third leading risk factor for disease and mortality in Europe.
Source: EU Latvian Presidency
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