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Dutch alcohol consumption per capita decreased in 2014 by 1.8% (20 August 2015)
In 2014 the consumption of alcohol in the Netherlands was 7.01 liters pure alcohol per capita. In 2013 the per capita consumption was 7.14 liters. So there is a slight decrease of 1.8%. This is evident from analysis of recent data from the Dutch Brewers, the Ministry of Finance and the Education Foundation Wine Netherlands, conducted by the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP. More >>
European FASD campaign competing for the NRC Charity Award (11 August 2015)
The campaign 'Too Young to Drink' of the European Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Alliance (EUFASD) competes for the Charity Award of NRC, a Dutch newspaper. More >>
Almost one in five Dutch pregnant women uses alcohol (29 July 2015)
In 2010 19% of pregnant women in the Netherlands used alcohol, according to a study by Caren Lanting and colleagues among 1,410 mothers with babies younger than 6 months who visited a well-baby clinic. More >>
Compliance with legal age limit now 21.5% (20 June 2015)
Secretary of State Martin van Rijn has reported to Parliament the results of a mystery-kids study investigating the compliance with the age limit of alcohol and tobacco products. The results of this study, in which 1,373 alcohol purchase attempts were made, are distressing. More >>
NGOs resign from health forum as commission ignores member state and European parliament calls for alcohol strategy (3 June 2015)
Public Health NGOs have today resigned from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum, following the announcement by Commissioner Andriukaitis that he has no plans to establish a new EU Alcohol Strategy. The Commissioner’s decision goes against demands from Member States and the European Parliament for a new comprehensive Strategy to tackle alcohol harm in Europe. More >>
Pubs losing popularity despite hospitality growth (29 May 2015)
The hospitality industry showed a slight increase in turnover in the first quarter this year. But despite this, pubs seem to be selling fewer drinks. More >>