The World from Berlin 'Even Atheists Need to Switch Off on Sundays'

Germany's highest court has ruled that Sunday should be kept as a day of rest and has overturned a Berlin law easing restrictions on Sunday shopping. Most German newspapers on Wednesday greet the ruling, some for reasons of religion and tradition, others out of a concern for workers' rights.
Shoppers walk among illuminated Christmas decorations in a shopping mall at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz.

Shoppers walk among illuminated Christmas decorations in a shopping mall at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz.

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-- Siobhán Dowling