Poland to Ban Sunday Shopping by 2020

Seen as a move towards more Christian values in the country.

Poland would see a ban on Sunday trading introduced in 2020 under plans backed by the country’s ruling conservatives, a member of the ruling party said on Wednesday.

Janusz Śniadek said his Law and Justice (PiS) party has proposed that, to begin with, trading should be banned on two Sundays a month from March 1 next year.

He added that PiS has proposed the ban should be stepped up to three Sundays a month in 2019, while from 2020 trading would be prohibited on all Sundays although some retail outlets would be exempt.

Deputies were to debate the proposed amendments on Wednesday evening.

A citizens’ bill proposing a ban on Sunday trading by most retail outlets was submitted to parliament last autumn.

Law and Justice MPs later introduced amendments that would see restrictions on shopping on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.


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