Lithuanian stores to demand IDs from all alcohol buyers

All alcohol buyers, irrespective of their apparent age, will from now on be asked to produce identification documents in most supermarkets across Lithuania. Critics of the initiative, proposed by the country's majors retail chains, say it is a trick to exert pressure on politicians considering further alcohol sales restrictions.
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