Lithuanian retailers' initiative killed by subservience to voters

After the Lithuanian parliament reversed the alcohol sales scheme on Tuesday, the head of the Association of Trade Enterprises said that the new scheme would facilitate purchase of alcoholic beverages by young people.
Beverage at a shopping centre in Lithuania
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

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