FINLAND: New alcohol law reforms increase police workload

Police responded to over 12,000 more callouts between January and July than they did in previous years, according to the National Police Board.

The administrators are drawing a straight line between the increase in reported disturbances and new alcohol law reforms which took effect from 1 March this year.

One of the measures in the reform package allows bars and restaurants to continue serving alcoholic beverages until 4.00am, while customers can remain on the premises to enjoy their last rounds until 5.00am.

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