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.


Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP
P.O. Box 9769
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The Netherlands
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