is the country with the highest per capita consumption of alcohol in the EU. According to data
from the World Health Organization
, Lithuanians consumed 2.6 alcoholic drinks on average per day in 2014 which is a staggering 15.19 litres of pure alcohol per year. This year, Lithuania’s government addressed the issue by proposing new policies to be introduced by January 2018 including a ban on alcohol advertising and increasing the legal age for buying and consuming from 18 to 20.
Luxembourg, Germany, Ireland, Poland and the UK are nearly on a par with each other when it comes to the number of drinks per day: almost two alcoholic beverages is the average. And despite its long-standing pub culture, the UK only brings up the rear among the countries compared with ‘a mere’ 10.7 litres of pure alcohol
consumed per capita in 2014.