ECONOMY

Thessaly stores likely to remain closed on first Sunday of spring sales

The Federation of Thessaly Traders’ Associations, in central Greece, on Thursday decided unequivocally that stores would not open on the first Sunday of the spring sales (May 3, as the law allows for).

In the coming days the federation’s counterparts in the Peloponnese and Macedonia are likely to follow suit, while the issue will be debated during a Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship meeting on Monday.

Traders’ federations are trying to put pressure on the government to implement its pledge to reduce Sunday store openings from seven times to just three per year.