Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hungarian family values

Include being closed on Sunday, unless you're friends with the ruling politicians;
Hungary’s Fidesz-KDNP controlled parliament passed a law on Monday requiring most shops to remain closed on Sundays.  The law was sponsored by the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) [because of, the necessity to prevent retailors from overworking their employees, as well as to “keep Sundays a family event.”].  ... electronic, specialized and convenience stores whose floor area exceeds 400 square meters are to remain closed on Sundays.   Sundays in December are exempt from the law.  Affected store owners may choose one additional Sunday each year to remain open.
The law does not apply to pharmacies, airport and train station shops, gas stations, or stadium buffets.  Or major Fidesz supporters, like CBA, a Hungarian owned chain of grocery store, few of which are situated in shopping malls and all of which are under 400 sqm.
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