After its introduction in 2015, the Hungarian Parliament has repealed the controversial regulations banning most retail stores from opening on Sundays. The reason for the withdrawal is grave unpopularity among Hungarian citizens.

To the great surprise of retailers, only one year after the announcement of the restrictions, the Hungarian Parliament has repealed the shopping ban, theoretically allowing stores to open from this coming Sunday, 17 April 2016.

According to the government, although the restriction achieved it's initially planned social and economic objectives, it was met by disgruntled Hungarian voters unwilling to tolerate the ban. The act on repeal shall enter into force upon its official announcement. As a result of the withdrawal, an increase in retail trade volume is expected.