Estonia: Tartu considering time limits on sale of alcohol

The municipal government of Estonia’s second-largest city, Tartu, is considering introducing new time restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages, ERR reports. The city council will discuss possible restrictions in October 2023. In spring 2023, the municipality agreed with most nightclubs in the city to close their doors half an hour earlier in summer. However, deputy mayor Raimond Tamm said that the move failed to reduce the number of incidents requiring police intervention in the early hours of morning. Nightclubs in Tartu are allowed to sell alcohol around the clock, unlike in Tallinn, where nightclubs are required to stop serving alcohol at 3 or 4 am, depending on the weekday.