spiritsNEWS February 2022

Editorial by Ulrich Adam, Director General of spiritsEUROPE
In past months, the EU has has made fast progress in its defensive and autonomous agenda, yet this should not come at the expense of advancing the offensive dimension of EU trade policy. 
The Missing Link: per capita alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm
Examining 60 years of real-life data to improve our understanding of effective & efficient harm-reduction strategies
Towards a new partnership with sub-Saharan Africa
The forthcoming EU-Africa Summit present a unique opportunity to address issues such as illicit trade, to help improve the business climate in Africa as well as to reinforce trade & investment links with the EU.
Companies flock to new U-Label Platform to create digital labels
Since the official launch of Platform, spirits drinks producers across Europe are building product-specific consumer information solutions. 
Consumer Information: going strong in year 3
Belgium and Bulgaria co-sign commitment, as roll-out pushes forward 
Espirituosos España and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos join forces to prevent underage drinking
For the past five years, both entities have been organising a creative competition among university students to prevent underage drinking and promote responsible drinking among young adults.
Preparing for the Foodies 2022!
Stay tuned for the return of The Foodies Awards in February 2022
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