‘You’re Not a Person if You Don’t Drink.’ How This Tiny European Country Developed the World’s Worst Drinking Problem

By January 2018 the mayor of Puhoi was fed up.

His assistant kept turning up to work drunk.

  • Madeline Roache
  • TIME

His colleague wasn’t the only one; sometimes it seemed to him as if everyone in this Moldovan village of 5,500 people had a drinking problem.

So the mayor, Petru Frunze, decided to hold a competition. Any couple who …

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