EU Alcohol Strategy revisited

20-04-2015

The EU had an Alcohol Strategy in place from 2006 to 2012, but the European Commission did not immediately renew it, despite having earlier planned to do so. An assessment report found that overall the Strategy had provided positive added value, although its aims had not been fully achieved. The ENVI Committee is now urging the Commission to start work immediately on a new EU Alcohol Strategy for the coming years. The plenary is due to vote during the April session to endorse this call for action.

The EU had an Alcohol Strategy in place from 2006 to 2012, but the European Commission did not immediately renew it, despite having earlier planned to do so. An assessment report found that overall the Strategy had provided positive added value, although its aims had not been fully achieved. The ENVI Committee is now urging the Commission to start work immediately on a new EU Alcohol Strategy for the coming years. The plenary is due to vote during the April session to endorse this call for action.