Budapest (MTI) – The ban on Sunday shopping is a severe intrusion into the freedom of choice and the law on referendums needs to be amended to enable people to express their opinion about it, opposition Socialist leader and parliamentary group leader Jozsef Tobias said.
Tobias told a press conference in front of a CBA supermarket on Sunday that the party would ask people’s opinion around the country during the day to see what they think about the ban effective from March 15.
He said that in other European countries where such a ban was introduced it has been withdrawn since because it proved unsuccessful both in economic and social respect.
The ruling Fidesz said in a statement that starting on March 15, Sunday rest will be guaranteed to retail workers in Hungary, similarly to Austria and Germany. International experience shows that Sunday shopping will not stop completely, it will only change, as small family-run shops, markets and shops in tourism centres will remain open.