European Parliament Does Dirty Work For Big Alcohol, Votes to Water Down Cancer Prevention Through Alcohol PolicyPosted February 18 2022
Alcohol industry lobbying succeeded in making the alcohol policy elements of the report prepared by the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) the most controversial of the entire debate. Out of 70 MEPs speaking, 25 MEPs specifically talked about alcohol and many of those echoed Big Alcohol talking points and myths. Alarmingly, most of the comments from party groups ID and EPP were repetitions of alcohol industry talking points.
In this article we explore the BECA report and what happened to it at the European Parliament after Big Alcohol lobbying.
Experts share their views on what the vote means and what is next in Europe’s effort to beat cancer.