WHO report on European alcohol consumption

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that Europe has the highest per-capita alcohol consumption in the world. The report stated that, in 2016, 5.5% of all deaths (an estimated 291,000 people) in the EU could be attributed to alcohol use. This figure rose to 19.0% of deaths among people aged 15 to 19.

Sources: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/alcohol-use/publications/2019/status-report-on-alcohol-consumption,-harm-and-policy-responses-in-30-european-countries-2019