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Retail Sector: New Discussion about Sunday Opening

Published: June 20, 2011; 13:49 · (Vindobona)

The current dispute is about the right to open shops on certain lucrative Sundays. The operator of a shopping center has brought in an action at the Constitutional Court.

Retail Sector: New Discussion about Sunday Opening / Picture: © Flickr

A new chapter has been opened in the decade-long debate about extended shop opening hours. Shop owners want to obtain the right to open on certain Sundays. Retailers argue with a risk of dwindling purchasing power. They are opposed by the trade union, the Church and representatives of the trade sector in the Economic Chamber (WKÖ). Economics Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner expressed his…

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