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Lithuanian Seimas restricted time for selling alcohol

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 15.10.2008.Print version
It is prohibited to sell alcoholic beverages from 10:00 p.m. till 8:00 a.m. at retail trade companies in Lithuania, except the cases restricted by municipal councils.

This ban is not applied to the alcoholic beverages sold on trains, ships, aircraft of international routes, at customs-free shops and special trade points, where alcohol is only sold for the passengers leaving Lithuania, reports ELTA.

 

These amendments to the law on alcohol control were approved by the Seimas on Tuesday. At the sitting, seventy MPs voted for the amendments; five MPs abstained from voting.

 

The law provides that it is allowed to sell alcoholic beverages of natural fermentation, if their volume of ethyl alcohol does not exceed the limit of 6% at mass events and 13% at fairs.

 

A provision was again established in the law indicating that it is prohibited to sell alcoholic beverages to individuals under 18 years old, who are also banned from having them.

 

The Seimas also amended the much-discussed provisions of the ban to sell alcohol on September 1. This prohibition will not be applied to public catering companies, as well as alcoholic beverages sold on trains, ships, aircraft of international routes, at customs-free shops, mini bars at hotels and special trade points, where alcohol is only sold for the passengers leaving Lithuania.






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