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Slovakia’s parliament votes for shops to stay open on most public holidays

Shops in Slovakia will stay open on most public holidays as parliament rejected a proposal by Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) MP Július Brocka to have shops closed on public holidays, the TASR newswire reported. "I'm okay with it, the Western world is living with this well," said Stanislav Janiš of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), as quoted by TASR.

Shops in Slovakia will stay open on most public holidays as parliament rejected a proposal by Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) MP Július Brocka to have shops closed on public holidays, the TASR newswire reported.

"I'm okay with it, the Western world is living with this well," said Stanislav Janiš of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), as quoted by TASR.

"Nothing is strictly black or white," stated SDKÚ MP Ľudovít Kaník, adding that if families should spend more time together then the initiative would also have to deal with waiters, health-care workers, railway staff and members of other professions in which unusual working hours are the norm.

Currently, shops in Slovakia are required to close on December 24-25, January 1 and on Easter.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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