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...

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...

Locked content PwC: Sunday shopping ban will lead to revenue and job losses

Consulting firm PwC said in a statement on Tuesday that Poland’s proposed ban on retail trade on Sundays could cost the county nearly PLN 10 billion and eliminate 36,400 jobs, the Polish press reported. It also indicated that a ban would lower government tax revenues by PLN 1.8 billion. “The decline...

Locked content Opinions on Sunday ban sharply divided among retail workers

A survey conducted on Sunday trading finds that 49 percent of those questioned support a ban, but not much fewer oppose a ban, 42 percent, with 9 percent having no opinion on this. The survey is distinctive because it only includes those who actually work in the retail sector, the people who would b...

Locked content Sejm to continue work on Sunday trade limits

A citizens’ draft law on limiting Sunday trading will go to the Sejm Committee on Social Policy and Family, MPs decided on Thursday. Earlier, the lower house refused to support the Nowoczesna party proposal to reject the draft in the first reading. The bill was submitted in September to the Se...