OPINION

Opening hours on the agenda

An earnest discussion has finally started over whether Greek retail stores should be allowed to open every Sunday of the year instead of the current seven that have been assigned as part of measures to make the market more open to competition.

The fact is that consumers have rewarded shops that have decided to take advantage of the new legislation and have increased the number of days they are open annually. The market is also in dire need of any help it can get.

Meanwhile, those who oppose Sunday opening appear unable to put forward any convincing arguments to support their position but, rather, have resorted to a mentality more fitting to the 19th century than the 21st.

Hopefully the discussion that has started will shed light on all the pros and the cons, and will help the Council of State reach a final and balanced decision that is in line with the current situation and modern needs.