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Shops free to open on public holidays
The GRTU says shop owners are now free to open on most public holidays without needing to pay any fees or licenses.
26 March 2012, 12:00am
The GRTU explained that the government accepted its request to allow shops to open without needing to pay the special licence of €700.
Shop owners are now free to decide whether or not to open on 8 April (Easter Sunday), 1 May, 7 June, 29 June, 8 September and 21 September. The only exceptions are Good Friday and Santa Marija (15 August). Shops may also open on public holidays next year, including 10 February.