The Lithuanian parliament seeks to prohibit shopping centres to work on Easter, Christmas, January 1 and other bank holidays, in all 15 days a year.
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Laurynas Vilimas, the executive director of the Association of Lithuanian Trade Enterprises, said that the initiative would be very costly and hoped the parliament would change its mind.

Mr. Vilimas said to the Žinių Radijas radio that “such prohibition is harmful to everyone and, first of all, to the consumer. Consumers have expressed their opinion many times that shopping centres should work on bank holidays. It is unthinkable to businesses that such a proposal could be discussed, let alone adopted. Businesses are hoping that the government will calculate how many millions of euro it will require from the state budget.”

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