France looks at Sunday trading

France’s labour minister yesterday called for local authorities to have more say on a proposed reform of restrictions on Sunday opening for shops, just hours before a government-commissioned report on the issue was to due to be released. The report, expected to clarify which sectors will be allowed to do business on Sunday and under what conditions, will be presented to Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault today. In an interview with BFM TV, Labour Minister Michel Sapin called for a “controlled relaxation” of the ban on Sunday work.