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31/10/2011

Estonia starts a process towards new alcohol policy

Estonia reviews its alcohol policy and is aiming for a alcohol consumption below eight litres per person per year.

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Estonia met a number of interest groups September 23 to start reviewing the alcohol policy and develop a new strategy for implementation. Social Affairs Minister Hanno Pevkur (picture) says that the review will focus on how alcohol use can be lowered to a level close to the Scandinavian consumption, at around eight litres per person per year in pure alcohol.

The process initiated will lead to a “Green Book”, which will serve as the basis for the future governmental actions in Estonia.

Estonian Public Broadcasting