"When it comes to alcohol policy, it seems that the 15 'old' EU member states have converged to some extent. While alcohol policy has grown weaker in Finland and Sweden, several other countries -- including Southern European ones -- have reinforced their policies, for instance by lowering legal blood-alcohol levels for drivers and introducing stricter age limits for purchasing alcohol in both shops and restaurants."


Centralförbundet för alkohol- och narkotikaupplysning, "Drogutvecklingen i Sverige 2006" ((Drug Trends in Sweden 2006) (Stockholm, Sweden: CAN, 2006), Report No. 98, p. 34.