Motion Would Allow Overnight Ban On Spirits Sales At Tobacco Shops In Hungary

  • 5 Jul 2019 9:19 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Motion Would Allow Overnight Ban On Spirits Sales At Tobacco Shops In Hungary
An MP of governing Fidesz has submitted a motion to Parliament that would allow local councils to ban sales of spirits in tobacco shops between 10:00 in the evening and 6:00 in the morning.

The motion would also introduce fines for shops that violate any such bans of up to HUF 500,000 on the first occasion and 1 million forints on the second.

Shops that violate the ban three times would lose their licence.

The motion tabled by Fidesz MP Máté Kocsis, would supplement a bill submitted earlier by János Lázár, the prime minister’s commissioner for the defence of non-smokers.

Lázár’s bill would reduce the number of tobacco shops in the country by raising the population threshold per shop from 3,000 to 4,000.

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Hungary Matters

Launched in January 2014, this newsletter published on week days covers 'everything you need to know about what’s going on in Hungary and beyond', according to its publisher the state media agency MTI.

Explore More Reports

  • Retail Sales Down 1.8 Percent In January In Hungary

    Retail Sales Down 1.8 Percent In January In Hungary

    • 5 Mar 2021 12:10 PM

    In January 2021, the volume of retail sales decreased by 2.6% according to raw data and by 1.8% when adjusted for calendar effects compared to the same period of the previous year, according to data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

  • Hungary’s Retail Sales Down 0.8% In November

    Hungary’s Retail Sales Down 0.8% In November

    • 8 Jan 2021 9:02 AM

    In November 2020, the volume of sales in retail shops decreased by 0.3% according to raw data and by 0.8% when adjusted for calendar effects compared to the same period of the previous year, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

  • Number Of Tobacco Shops In Hungary Could Fall

    Number Of Tobacco Shops In Hungary Could Fall

    • 6 Nov 2020 7:28 AM

    The number of tobacco shops could fall shortly, which would result in individual shops serving larger areas, János Lázár, the prime ministerʼs commissioner for protecting non-smokers told business daily Világgazdaság in an interview.

  • Retail Outlets In Hungary Down By 24,000 Since 2010

    Retail Outlets In Hungary Down By 24,000 Since 2010

    • 2 Oct 2020 7:42 AM

    There were more than 119,000 retail outlets operating in Hungary at the end of 2019, down by almost 24,000 from the end of 2010, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in a summary of data published on its website.