One Month Later
Most of Croatian retail companies are reporting around 30-40 % less profit in January compared with December. These are the results of the law that banned shops from being open on Sundays. Many of big supermarket chains are announcing massive layoffs in very near future. According to their spokespeople, the only reason layoffs haven't occurred yet is management's hope of Sabor changing the law and allowing shops to be open on Sundays.
I hope that Church, whose officials pressed so hard for the Sunday shopping ban, will offer families of the newly unemployed something more than spiritual comfort.