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  • 2015-12-16

Banning Booze Ads

Most Estonians are in favor of restricting alcohol advertising and are convinced that alcohol is currently too easily accessible to young people, it appears from a survey Turu-uuringute AS pollsters carried out in November.
Support was highest for limiting alcohol ads on television and radio from 7 a.m. till 10 p.m. which was fully or rather supported by 84 per cent of respondents, reports the Ministry of Social Affairs that commissioned the survey.
An overwhelming majority of 75 per cent backed the proposal for neutral commercials, 62 per cent were in favor of banning sale of alcohol at gas stations, and 80 per cent supported separating alcoholic beverages from other goods in stores.
More than 80 per cent of those polled think alcohol is too easily accessible to young people and nearly a third voiced concern about excessive consumption by themselves or by their near ones.
The findings very clearly demonstrate public approval of the health minister’s initiative to tighten alcohol policy, Juhan Kivirahk, head of surveys at Turu-uuringute AS, said.

Patarei Fortress endangered

Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organization, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) on Thursday announced the 14 monuments and sites shortlisted for “The 7 Most Endangered” programme for 2016. The Patarei Sea Fortress in the Estonian capital city Tallinn made the list.
The list of endangered landmarks was put together by an international panel of experts in various fields, the Estonian War Museum said.
Honorary chairman of the Estonian Heritage Society Trivimi Velliste stressed that Patarei is a quite well-preserved and very valuable classicistic architectual monument in North Europe.
The final seven most endangered monuments and sites will be unveiled on March 16, 2016 in Venice.