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Majority in the Dutch Parliament adopted four motions regarding alcohol policy

1 March 2017

A majority in the Dutch Parliament adopted last week four motions regarding alcohol policy.

The motions request the government:
- to provide financial support for IkPas, a campaign to abstain for 30 or 40 days, and for a marketing monitoring project conducted by the Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP;
- to examine which European countries have taken far-reaching measures concerning alcohol advertising (e.g. in the field of sport sponsoring);
- to study the effectiveness of the obligatory course on responsible drinking for licence candidates (and their staff);
- to send a letter to all municipalities that they should not allow that some entrepreneurs of non-food stores and other non-licensed retailers, such as bookstores, barber shops, beauty parlors, shoe repair shops, and laundromats, sell and serve alcoholic beverages in violation of the Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act.

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