Sunday Closure For Stores Mooted In Hungary

  • 3 Nov 2014 8:00 AM
Sunday Closure For Stores Mooted In Hungary
The Christian Democrats are proposing to ban Sunday shopping at large retail outlets from January 1. The party, which has tried to present such a bill in the past, states that “everyone must be ensured a free Sunday”.

On HírTV Saturday Human Resources Ministry state secretary Bence Rétvári said he hopes that a proposal can be drawn up in weeks that will enter into force from next year.

The bill would order the closure of stores and shopping malls on Sundays and holidays with the following exceptions: stores with less than 400 square metres of retail space, tobacconists, pharmacies, filling stations, newsagents, florists, farmers markets, fairs, train stations, airports, and hospital shops.

Bakeries could stay open until noon on Sundays, under the proposal.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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