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Croatia: No more Sunday shopping; retailers object

Croatia: No more Sunday shopping; retailers object

Croatian retailers are demanding that the government annul its ban on Sunday shopping, arguing that it will lead to the closure of many shops and consequently to job losses.
Since the collapse of communism there have been no restrictions on store opening hours, but as of Jan. 1, shops in Croatia will have to be closed on Sundays. The new law was seen as a concession to the country's powerful Roman Catholic church, which has campaigned for Sundays to be devoted to family or worship.
An association of retailers said Monday that the ban would likely force at least a third of the retailers that currently open on Sunday out of business, leading to 7,000 layoffs.
Retailers say the government should encourage spending in a time of financial crisis.


Updated : 2020-12-03 01:55 GMT+08:00