Saturday , May 15 2021

Śniadek: Shops will not be post offices

Amendments to the law on the prohibition of trade on Sundays and public holidays, among other things, will not be allowed to be post offices, – PiS MP Janusz Śniadek told PAP. On Tuesday, PiS MEPs introduced a draft amendment on Sunday and holidays to restrict trade.

"The draft amendment is intended to prevent Żabki stores from being post offices," PiS MP Janusz Śniadek told PAP, representing the plaintiffs. In the current law on a ban on trade on Sundays and on holidays, one of the exceptions not included in the ban is post offices.

Śniadek said that another amendment would make it possible not only for the owner but also for his family to sell the trading day.

As the MEP stressed, the project also includes a number of amendments clarifying the previous definitions.

Parliament's bill amending the legislation on trade restrictions on Sundays and public holidays and on some other days is not yet available in the electronic version, nor is a printout of the number.

According to the law that entered into force on March 1, trade on Sundays is allowed only on the first and last Sunday of each month of 2018 (with exceptions). Starting from January 1, 2019, rules will be tightened to restrict trade on Sundays – trading will be allowed on one Sunday in a month – the last time.

The Act provides for 32 exclusion catalogs. This prohibition does not apply, inter alia, in sweets shops, liquid petrol stations, florists, press shops, post offices. On Sundays, when a trade ban is breached, the penalty is 1 thousand. PLN up to 100 thousand PLN, and with continuous violation of the law – a fine for restraining liberty.

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