Tagged: European Parliament

NEWS: AVMSD Campaign: What About Our Kids?

EU health coalition calls for 6am to 11pm ban on advertising of alcohol and junk food
A coalition of European civil society organisations is advocating for later watershed times and restricted product placement for adverts and television marketing of alcohol and unhealthy food – by improving the current Audio-Visual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).
The advocacy campaign was officially launched today in the European Parliament with an event called “AVMSD: What about our kids?”

Over 450 European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Urge Legislators To Reject CETA

IOGT International together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Call For Rejection Of CETA

IOGT International, together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

EVENT: What About Our Kids?

The Audiovisual Media Services Directive offers a once in a decade opportunity to protect children from commercial communications on alcohol and unhealthy foods.
Experts from a wide range of backgrounds discuss the effects of advertising on children’s behaviours, tools to reduce child exposure to commercial communications for unhealthy food and alcohol and the (in)effectiveness of self-regulatory schemes…

A Call To Free Europe’s Youth From Health-Harmful Marketing

Today, nearly 40 childrens’ rights, family, consumer, public health, alcohol control, and medical organizations – among them IOGT International – launched a joint call to Members of the European Parliament for ambitious action to free Europe’s children, youth and parents from aggressive marketing of products harmful to health and future well-being…

NEWS: Big Business, Think Tanks, Lobbying

Big business, think tanks and lobbying all belong to the same cobweb of relations and business networks. In a long read The Correspondent, Bas van Beek, Jilles Mast, and Sophia Beunder of the Platform for Authentic Journalism, as well as correspondent Dimitri Tokmetzis who assisted with the data research, collaborate to analyse the ties of big business with think tanks, and show how these ties make think tanks lobbying vehicles…

NEWS: UK Urges EU Action Curbing Alcohol Harm

On September 10, the UK Government issued its response to the House of Lords’ report on the EU Alcohol Strategy. Civil society organizations have welcomed the UK Government’s commitment and detailed opinion on how to address alcohol harm at the European level. Some of the key points outlined in the response include support for MUP in Scotland and a call for adjusting the European minimum tax on wine and liquor…

EVENT: European Parliament Seminar: UNGASS 2016

Mr Michal Boni MEP (European People’s Party), EURAD and Dianova International will host a seminar in the European Parliament on the topic of the United Nation’s global review of drug policies to involve Members of the European Parliament and civil society organisations in the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy (UNGASS), which is seen as a pivotal review of global drug policy.

NEWS: Open Letter To European Commission

Glenis Willmott MEP in her role as a co-sponsor of the EU Resolution on the Alcohol Strategy, along with a number of other Members of the European Parliament, has written to the European Commission’s President and Vice-President raising her concerns and calling for further action…