Budapest, March 25 (MTI) – The government submitted a bill to Parliament on Tuesday that would scrap the exemption from a ban on Sunday business hours for shops in areas designated World Heritage sites.

The decision to extend the ban to retailers in the areas was made “on the basis of principle” after receiving feedback, according to the bill.

From mid-March the law prohibits most big retailers from opening their doors on Sundays. Small, family-run shops are exempted from the rule.

Budapest has two World Heritage sites: the Banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle Quarter, with an area of 451 hectares, and Andrassy Avenue and the Underground, with a property area of 58 hectares and a buffer zone of 240 hectares, data from UNESCO show.

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