The new Italian government will introduce a ban on Sunday shopping in large commercial centers before the end of the year as it seeks to defend family traditions.
Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said that shopping is “destroying Italian families” and limiting shopping times could help keep the country traditional.
Small shopkeepers in Italy think this could be problematic for business.
Earlier this year, Poland restricted Sunday shopping.
ROME (Reuters) – The new Italian government will introduce a ban on Sunday shopping in large commercial centers before the end of the year as it seeks to defend family traditions, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday.
In a bid to spur economic growth, the then Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti liberalized Sunday trading in 2012, despite pressure from the Roman Catholic Church and unions who said the country needed to keep its traditional day of rest.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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