Brussels, 18 March 2022 – During its General Assembly meeting taking place yesterday, 17th March, in Brussels, CEEV elected a new Board of Administrator for a 3-year mandate and welcomed a new association within its membership.
Brussels, 16 February 2022 – Thanks to the efforts of Members of the European Parliament, the report of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) refocuses on the need to fight the harmful consumption of alcohol to reduce cancer risk. We are grateful for their efforts and commitment to put robust science at the heart of policy recommendations.
Brussels, 10 December 2021 – CEEV is puzzled by yesterday’s vote on the own-initiative report in the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA), which associates alcohol consumption, in any amount, with increased cancer risks. This fails to recognise the vast body of accepted scientific evidence which shows that moderate consumption of wine, as part of a healthy lifestyle, is associated with positive health outcomes.
Brussels, 8 December 2021 – Ahead of the vote on the European Parliament’s own-initiative report in the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA), CEEV, the European Wine Sector, reiterates the importance for all policies to be science- and evidence-based. CEEV calls on the European Parliament to reconsider the statement in the draft BECA report that there is “no safe level of alcohol consumption”. There is no scientific data to support an increased risk of cancer when wine is consumed in moderation, with meals, as part of Mediterranean diet and as part of a healthy lifestyle.