Danish government would allow minors to serve alcoholOctober 27, 2016
The Danish government is moving to allow 15-year-olds to serve alcohol in restaurants. Currently, the minimum age is 18.
Venstre business spokesperson Torsten Schack Pedersen believes the current legislation is too tight and that younger people should be allowed to work in restaurants as servers so long as they are supervised by an adult.
“We are talking about places where the main purpose is serving food,” Pedersen told Avisen. “In other words, not bars, so we are quite comfortable with the idea.”
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Danish organisation Alcohol and Society argues that young people should not have to deal with drunk people. “It’s hard for a 15-year-old to have the authority to say that a person should not drink more,” says Peter Konow from Alcohol and Society. “We need to protect young people from drunk people who behave badly.”