Dear President Juncker,
On behalf of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), I am writing to you to express our deep concern about recent developments in policies that have an impact on chronic diseases in Europe.
At the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) meeting of 18 May, Commissioner Andriukaitis publicly stated that the European Commission has chosen not to present a new, dedicated, EU alcohol strategy despite numerous calls for such by Member States, the European Parliament and health stakeholders including ECDA . The Commissioner indicated that the European Commission is working instead on an ‘EU approach on chronic diseases’, which may include a segment on alcohol.
Whereas we certainly welcome a wide strategy on chronic diseases, (more…)