Lithuania: President Signs Alcohol Bill Into Law
The President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė has officially signed into law the amendments to the Alcohol Control Law. The President urged politicians to refrain from new controversial proposals until effects of updated alcohol law could be assessed and analyzed.
The Seimas adopted amendments to the Law on Alcohol on June 1, 2017. The new alcohol policy measures raise the legal age for alcohol use, restrict hours of alcohol sales and ban alcohol advertising. To tackle alcohol harm in the country was among the key campaign promises made by the Lithuanian Peasants and Greens Union (LPGU) which won a surprise victory in the elections in October 2016.