IMF wants shops in Greece to be open on every Sunday
The International Monetary Fund has called for the Greek government to deregulate store working hours so that shops may be open on all Sundays, according to a report in the Ethnos newspaper.
According to the email which the IMF sent to the Greek government on Friday, the aim is to boost competitiveness, with the Fund noting that the measure was included in the first ‘toolkit’ devised by the OECD and has not been implemented.
The Ministry of Finance, claims the newspaper article, rejected the request, explaining that a new framework is being developed to include qualitative and quantitative criteria in determining whether area can be classed as a tourist area. In such areas, the Ministry added, the district government will be able to determine the number of Sundays when shops operate.
You may be interested
The Honorable Death: Samurai & Seppuku in Feudal JapanPanos - May 17, 2021
While martial suicide is a practice found in a lot of cultures, the act of seppuku, or ritual self-disembowelment, is peculiar…
Athens: Maintenance works are in progress in the Temple of Olympian ZeusPanos - May 17, 2021
The column has been in a construction armature for days, as the other nine, who face fewer problems but also…