European Strategy on Alcohol: Interview with Dr Romana Jordan MEP

According to a World Health Organisation report from 2013, residents of the 35 European countries consume the most alcohol per head in the world.

The harmful use of alcohol is responsible for about 120,000 premature deaths per year in the European Union. It is also responsible for economic costs estimated to amount to 125 billion euros in the EU.

I spoke to Dr Romana Jordan the Slovenian MEP who co-sponsored the Resolution on the European Strategy on Alcohol about the policies and plans within the European Union.

Links

Status report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries 2013

Global Information System on Alcohol and Health

 

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