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Imported Armenian wine and Ukrainian non-alcoholic beer banned

Some Armenian wines and Ukrainian non-alcoholic beers have been banned by Lithuanian authorities for non-compliance with quality assurance indicators. […]

Evaldas Gustas

No exceptions for ‘light drinks or special events’ in new alcohol laws, says minister

Equally stringent restrictions on the sale of alcohol should apply to all kinds of alcoholic beverages and all sellers, said Lithuania’s Economy Minister Evaldas Gustas. […]

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Alcohol availability must be reduced in Lithuania, says Interior Minister

Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis has met with representatives of non-governmental and other organisations to discuss ways to reduce alcohol availability in Lithuania. […]

Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė

Lithuanian minister suggests forced alcoholism treatment

Lithuania’s Minister Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė has suggested introducing compulsory treatment for people suffering from alcoholism, a measure that was in place under the Soviet rule and might clash with human rights. The proposal is a reaction to a quadruple homicide by a heavily intoxicated man this week which threw spotlight on the country’s chronic problem with heavy alcohol consumption. […]


Lithuania among most drinking nations

A report by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) on alcohol consumption in 44 countries puts Lithuania as the most drinking country, followed by Austria, Estonia and the Czech Republic. […]