A majority in the Dutch Parliament last week four motions regarding alcohol policy.
The motions request the government:
- to provide financial support for IkPas, a campaign to abstain for 30 or 40 days, and for the marketing monitoring project conducted by The Netherlands Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP;
- to examine which EU countries have adapted far-reaching measures concerning alcohol advertising (e.g. in the field of sport sponsoring);
- to study the effectiveness of the obligatory course on responsible drinking for licence candidates (and their staff);
- to send a letter to all municipalities that they should no allow that some entrepreneurs of non-food stores and other non-licensed retailers, sell and serve alcoholic beverages in violation of the Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act.