Rogán: Window foils can be removed
Tobacco shop owners are entitled to remove foils that prevent transparency on shop windows, as no regulation demanded them to apply foils in the first instance, ruling Fidesz party’s Caucus Leader Antal Rogán said today in an interview with state-owned Kossuth radio.
Hungary’s National Trade Association (OKSZ) yesterday proposed that the law regulating retail sales of tobacco products be amended to allow the removal of the cover foil from tobacco shop windows in the wake of the recent murder of an employee of a tobacco shop in Kaposvár, southwestern Hungary. The association argued that covered shop windows made tobacco shops an attractive target for criminals.
Hungarian news daily Népszabadság Online noted that the regulation on tobacco shop concessions does not require owners to apply foils on the windows, however it does require them to make products on the shelves invisible for people passing by outside the shop.
Commenting on the tragic murder in Kaposvár, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a press conference yesterday in Pécs that a life sentence is not deterrent enough, as such, the death penalty needs to be kept on the agenda.
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