Lithuanian retailers' initiative killed by subservience to voters
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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.
Lithuania’s parliament recently added a new amendment to the Alcohol Control Law, which, from November 2016, will prohibit retailers from displaying discounts on alcoholic drinks. The discounts themselves are not banned, however.
The board of the Lithuanian Seimas decided on Friday that alcoholic beverages will no longer be sold in the parliament's restaurant and cafes, but will continue to be allowed during official receptions.