New bill: one beer excise rate based on alcohol content (28 September 2021)
State Secretary Hans Vijlbrief (D66) today presented a bill that will amend the Excise Act on two points. More >>
Number of children with alcohol poisoning dropped during lockdowns (10 September 2021)
The number of children admitted with alcohol poisoning has fallen sharply during the two lockdowns, according to research by pediatrician Nico van der Lely and PhD student Louise Pigeaud. The results are published in The Journal of Adolescent Health. More >>
Less lager, but more alcohol-free beer and more craft beer (25 August 2021)
Since summer 2020, beer consumption in the Netherlands has fallen by about 8% compared to the same period a year earlier. This is evident from figures from Dutch Brewers Association. More >>
New edition of the '7 Key Messages of the Alcohol Industry' (3 August 2021)
Worldwide, the alcohol industry often uses the same arguments to defend their products and prevent or delay effective policies. The seven most frequently heard arguments and key messages have recently been updated and fact-checked by Wim van Dalen, chairman of EUCAM, a European network of organizations that focus on monitoring alcohol marketing. More >>
New corona measures for catering sector and events (9 July 2021)
Restaurants and bars will have to shut at midnight again and nightclubs and discos will have to close their doors after the number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands soared sevenfold in one week, prime minister Mark Rutte and minister Hugo de Jonge told at a press conference on Friday evening. More >>
Study into the feasibility of implementation of the MUP in the Netherlands (6 July 2021)
The Dutch government is considering whether to implement MUP. As MUP directly targets persons who drink too much, it is a promising measure for reducing problematic drinking. However, the effects of MUP depend on the minimum unit price that has to be paid. The government has not yet determined this. It is also important to provide clear information about the measure. This was the conclusion of a study carried out by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Trimbos Institute. More >>

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