Poland Signs Anti-Sunday Shopping bill into law

President Andrzej Duda of Poland has signed into law a new legislation, which according to his government will help Polish families to spend more time together and to give shop workers at least one day’s rest.
Beginning from March 1, shops and markets will be closed on two Sundays per month; in 2019 only one Sunday a month will be open for shopping; and starting in 2020, there will be no Sunday shopping, with a few exceptions — including for the weeks leading up to Christmas, and for small independent traders.
The controversial legislation is expected to attract stiff opposition from large western supermarkets that unarguably earn the larger part of their profit on weekends.


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