Alcohol consumption of young people in the Netherlands stabilized; concerns about the consequences of drinking non-alcoholic beer (30 June 2020)
After years of decline, the use of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis among Dutch students has stabilized since 2015, according to the report Youth and Risky Behavior 2019: key data from a survey of the Trimbos Institute. More >>
There will be no Holland Heineken House at the Olympic Games next year (23 June 2020)
Even if the Olympic Games in Tokyo do go ahead next year, there will be no Holland Heineken House, the meeting place for fans and Olympic athletes. The Dutch Olympic Committee NOC*NSF concluded last Monday when discussing the annual figures that the costs are too high. More >>
Advertising of Dutch gin at the expense of the EU (9 June 2020)
The spirits industry receives € 1.5 million for a promotional campaign for Dutch gin in the United States. It is money from the European Union that is distributed by the Dutch government through the implementation agency Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland. More >>
A minimum price for alcohol leads to fewer alcohol problems (12 May 2020)
Secretary of State Paul Blokhuis sent yesterday to the House of Representatives an investigation into MUP (minimum price for one unit alcohol). Dutch government is considering the introduction of this measure and would therefore like to know the results of relevant studies and the experiences in other countries. More >>
Dutch start easing coronavirus restrictions (7 May 2020)
The Dutch government outlined its road map to ease the coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, with prime minister Mark Rutte and minister Hugo de Jonge saying there is room to relax some of the rules as long as hospitals are not overloaded and the elderly and people in poor health remain protected. More >>
Alcohol policy measures can contribute to controlling healthcare costs (22 April 2020)
Last week, Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra sent 16 Broad Social Review reports to the House of Representatives. These advisory reports from top officials are prepared for the next cabinet formation in 2021. The report on controlling healthcare costs lists 40 policy options and many preventive measures, including 5 alcohol policy measures (see below). More >>

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