The International Monetary Fund insists on opening shops on Sundays all through the year, claiming to boost competitiveness and the ‘wise” tool kits of the OECD.
According to daily To Ethnos, the IMF submitted its demand to the Greek government last Friday via an e-mail.
the IMF demanded the opening of all stores on 52 Sundays per year and to legislate this measure within the month of December. The Fund claimed further that this measure was including in the first tool kit of the OECD that was not implemented.
The Greek government response to the IMF was reportedly negative. Athens said that it is currently examines which areas are touristic and in these areas the measure could be implemented.
PS What a stupidity! In a society struggling to make ends meet, you can have all stores open 24/7/365 – you will see not a single cent in their cash registers though.
BTW I wonder why Germany does not have shops open on Sundays to boost competitiveness as more than 13 million Germans live on 719 euro only. Ops1 I forgot! German competitiveness relies neither on low wages, nor on corporate tax reliefs nor on top quality products – but solely on a weak euro.