Tagged: France

PRESS RELEASE: Probably… Illegal? Carlsberg and UEFA circumvent French law during EURO 2016

NGOs issue complaint to French government: Carlsberg and UEFA are deliberately circumventing French law during EURO 2016 and in doing so they are exposing alcohol ads to millions of children…

NEWS: EURO 2016: “Fans” Mock Refugee Kids

EURO 2016, the European football championships taking place in France this month, is delivering more examples for the fact that football and alcohol do not belong together:
England fans are filmed while mocking refugee children in France as they pay one child to down a whole pint of beer and have other children scramble over coins…

NEWS: EURO 2016: Alcohol Banned From Match Venues

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced restrictions on the sale, transportation and consumption of alcohol in certain areas on Sunday evening. Alcohol is banned from “sensitive areas” around Euro 2016 matches including public areas, as well as shops and off-licences, the BBC reports. Additionally, Senior local officials are granted the power to also ban bars and cafes from serving alcohol on their terraces in containers that can be used as missiles…

BLOG: Probably… Disqualification Warning

Let’s call it what it is: UEFA, FIFA have to quit to put their profits over the well-being of children and families, fans and football itself. The events these days involving alcohol fueled violence should cause an urgent disqualification warning to Carlsberg as well. Like at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil, where violence erupted, after alcohol sales were re-introduced – we can clearly see that the alcohol norm needs to be disqualified…

NEWS: France: Big Alcohol Defeats Child Rights

A decades-old law preventing product placement of alcoholic beverages in France could soon be repealed, Health Minister Marisol Touraine warned on Tuesday, adding that the country was in “denial” about levels of alcohol harm…

NEWS: France: Alcohol Industry Exploiting Loophole

Alcohol advertising in France, currently tightly regulated by the Loi Evin – one of the best alcohol advertising laws in the world – is subject to attacks from the alcohol industry. The alcohol industry works with wine grower-senators to table amendments that threaten to make alcohol advertising in France “almost limitless”, warns Claude Evin, the father of the landmark law on protecting children and youth from alcohol advertising…