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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.

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Debate on Ukraine European Parliament Strasbourg Wednesday 05/02/2014 3pm

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EU High Commissioner Catherine Ashton is currently in Kiev and in discussions with the Ukrainian government.  Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgium prime minister questioned the absence of Ashton in the debate.

Guy Verhofstadt Former Belgian Prime Minister Strasbourg 25/02/214 Photo Graham Waghorn

Guy Verhofstadt Former Belgian Prime Minister Strasbourg 25/02/214
Photo Graham Waghorn

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