Lithuanian government backs cutting back alcohol sale hours and banning advertisingApril 07, 2017
The Lithuanian government on Wednesday approved in principle proposals that call for further restricting the hours of sale of alcohol and banning alcohol advertising. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that the government managed to reach a compromise.
The Cabinet endorsed in principle certain new restrictions currently under debate in the Seimas, such as limiting the alcohol sale hours to between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sundays and between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays. Currently, retail stores are allowed to sell alcoholic beverages from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the week.
The government supported the idea of imposing a complete ban on alcohol advertising from 2018 to give time for businesses to prepare for it.
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