Aug 29, 2007

"Ridiculous" Booze Ban in Lithuania

VILNIUS - With the country’s inaugural alcohol-free day looming Sep. 01, Lithuania's President Valdas Adamkus has said he regrets not vetoing the relevant legislation when it passed over his desk in June 2007. “Such bans make us look ridiculous. They cannot solve the problem,” he said Aug 27, as reported by the Itar-Tass news agency. “It is sheer stupidity to close restaurants and bars on trains and refuse service to foreigners just to prevent students from drinking beer on September 1,” Adamkus said. (Thanks Jen!)

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