Has Europe Changed?

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Jun 14, 2008

Has Europe Changed? by WeaponXxX at 6:45 AM (964 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. WeaponXxX
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    When I last left Europe in 1995 to my knowledge most countries I visited did NOT have a drinking age or age restriction to buy porn. Looking at a recent announcement of Offspring playing in Greece it states you have to be 18 to drink booze. So is my memory totally off or has the laws changed?
     
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    Of course not! Expect some specially night clubs where they ask your identification card for reasons you understand, nobody will ask you to see your identification card to verify your age everywhere else. It is enough to say that you are 18 in case someone ask you and this is not an often question.

    At least in Greece!!! Enjoy yourself as our laws allow it...
     
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    +1 to George290506. There might be some laws but a bit lipservice is about all that is paid towards them if you know where to go (Europewide for me so far and especially if you appear in a non-tourist town or a non-tourist area).
    Actual laws vary quite a bit and most places it is actually lawful for a glass or wine/beer with a meal and stuff but this can change by month and county. The 18 limit generally represents the age at which you can buy as much as you have the money for.

    As for Greece I have yet to appear there but many friends either come from there or spend a lot of time there but I think the story of the greek breakfast best sums it up (about 2 years ago set in a cafe where all various breakfasts from different countries are served, my friend (born and raised in Athens) eyes a Greek breakfast. Curious he asks what is a Greek breakfast and the reply was a large pot of every strong coffee and half a pack of cigarettes).

    As for porn I am not sure, laws change often (see UK extreme porn law) but the internet is easy enough to work.
     
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    Thank you.


    In Greece there is NO time you are allowed to be out of your home. You could be at any age and wander wherever you want without to think about time.

    No Time! No age! No questions! Just go wherever you want at any time of the day. Enjoy your age and drink as much as you want. (But don't drive. [​IMG] The law is really strict about this.)
     

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