Lithuanian stores begin demanding ID from all alcohol buyers

  • 2016-09-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS - To buy alcoholic beverages at Lithuania's largest retail chain stores, all buyers will have to provide identification documents specifying their age as of Friday. The companies that suggested the plan say that their goal is to decrease sales of alcohol to minors and increase public awareness. They have assured that no buyer data would be collected, and buyers would only be asked to show their IDs to cashiers. According to critics, this move is aimed at deflecting society's anger at politicians who are in favour of selling alcohol in sp...
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