Govt coalition's fate may hinge on vote on alcohol restrictions - Karbauskis

The fate of Lithuania's ruling coalition may depend on how the Social Democrats vote on a package of measures aimed at curbing alcohol consumption, Ramūnas Karbauskis, the leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), the bigger party in the coalition, said on May 19.
Alcohol in Norfa shopping centre
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