Friday, March 26, 2010

Hungary Joins Campaign for work-free Sunday

A petition drive will soon be launched in Hungary to join the work-free Sunday initiative of the European Union, the coordinator of the campaign from the Christian Democratic Party told MTI on Thursday.

Gáspár Frivaldszky said that participants at the First Free Sunday conference in Brussels agreed that Sunday must be a day for rest, as it has been a tradition and valued achievement of European societies.

Under a Lisbon Treaty provision the initiative requires the signature of one million citizens from EU member states for the European Commission to start examining the problem. (MTI) Source