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(Apr 02, 2008) On February 26, 2008, the Parliament of Estonia approved amendments to the nation's Alcohol Act that introduce time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages. According to the new law, alcohol can be purchased only between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. New restrictions are also introduced in regard to minors. The previous provision, which allowed juveniles to carry alcohol in closed containers, has been repealed, and a ban on carrying alcohol by those who are under 18 years of age is imposed. The law obligates a guardian or custodian of a minor to ensure that he has no alcoholic beverages in his immediate possession. However, the handling of alcohol by minors within the course of their employment is allowed. Additionally, the law has new provisions that permit the display of moonshine equipment in state and municipal museums, and private museums may exhibit such equipment in accordance with police permits. (Alcohol Sale Ban from 22 to 10 Hours Becomes Law in Estonia, BNS BALTIC NEWS SERVICE, Feb. 26, 2008, available at

Author: Peter Roudik More by this author
Topic: Commerce More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Estonia More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 04/02/2008