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Denmark fails in WHO report regarding underage drinking

When it comes to young people drinking alcohol in Europe, no nations can compare themselves with the Danes. Mostly, that’s due to a low age limit and the easy access to spirits, wine and beer.

According to a new World Health Organization report that investigates alcohol culture in the EU, Denmark scored a measly six out of 100 when it comes to alcohol accessibility. Only Switzerland and Germany scored worse.

In a Nordic comparison, Sweden scored 77, Norway 70 and Finland 93. In all three countries, government-owned liquor stores are the only retail outlets permitted to sell alcoholic beverages that contain more than 3.5 percent alcohol by volume.

In Denmark, meanwhile, people can buy any kind of alcoholic beverage in shops and kiosks at all hours of the day.

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