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Sunday trade ban to cover only two Sundays per month – media

According to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, the government wants to impose the Sunday trade ban starting from next year, with two Sundays per month when stores will be allowed to remain open. In 2019, that number would be further limited to only one Sunday each month. “I proposed two Sundays because it see...

Locked content Sunday trade ban could be delayed to next year – Rafalska

Parliamentary work on a law restricting trade on Sundays could be finished by October, which would mean that the law would come into force starting from the beginning of 2018, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska said. She also added that she supports the version of the bill...

Locked content New approach to the Sunday trade ban

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party announced a new idea on restricting the trade on Sundays. The latest proposal is to allow the trade on these days, but only till 13-14:00. Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki called the idea “very interesting.” But, not everyone is keen on this approach. Alfred Bujar ...

Locked content Poland won’t implement Sunday trade ban this year – Rafals...

Poland will not be introducing a ban on Sunday trade this year, labor minister Elżbieta Rafalska admitted. “Such an ambitious possibility that this bill enters into force yet in H2 this year has definitely expired. Of course, I do not want to decide for the parliament, but it seems impossible to me....

Locked content Trade ban every other Sunday a ‘fair compromise’- Kaczyńsk...

Ruling Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jarosław Kaczyński, said that he thinks that implementing the trade ban for every other Sunday, would be a fair compromise. “A large part of the society believes that visiting large-area stores is a part of Sunday ritual, whether they buy something or not. If it i...

Locked content Government gives greenlights the Sunday trade bill

Poland’s cabinet approved the draft bill aimed to limit trade on Sundays. However, the cabinet recommends a number of changes including potential penalties and gradual implementation of the new rules. “That would enable analysis of social and economic effects of the new solutions on a running ...

Locked content Morawiecki: complete Sunday trade ban impossible

According to Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki, the initially proposed complete Sunday trade ban is impossible, but a limited ban would be a good solution. “Retail trade should be limited, but I am open to proposals concerning the scope of the limitation,” Morawiecki said. “Maybe one Sunday per month, ma...
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Locked content Sunday trade ban to be gradually implemented – PiS MP

According to Law and Justice (PiS) MP Adam Abramowicz, the proposed ban on trade on Sundays could be gradually imposed. For example in the first few months, the ban could be enforced on 2-3 Sundays per month. “We could introduce the new law in phases, to see how the ban would affect economy,” Abramo...

Locked content Government softens its stance on Sunday trade ban

According to Wiadomości Handlowe portal, the new draft on Sunday trade ban, proposed by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy is less strict than the previous drafts. The latest proposal, includes, introducing the ban in phases, lowering penalties for breaking the rules and delegating some of the...