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The resolution of the government on declaring a national emergency on October 1 is in compliance with the Slovak Constitution and constitutional law on the security of the state in a time of war, war state or state of emergency, the Constitutional Court ruled on October 14.Related articleRead more
“The Constitutional Court accepted the reason for declaring the national emergency and confirmed that it was declared for all Slovakia,” said Ivan Fiačan, the court’s president, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
The national emergency was declared on October 1, currently for 45 days, due to the worsening situation linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Smer respects the ruling
The group of opposition MPs and the General Prosecutor’s Office turned to the court after the national emergency was declared. They claimed that the declaration was at odds with constitutional law as there was no emerging and immediate threat to the lives and health of people.Read also:Read more
The opposition MPs also submitted a motion on the measures issued by the Public Health Authority.
The Constitutional Court refused to look into the measures, referring to the lack of powers in this respect.
The opposition Smer party respects the decision, and wants to wait for a written explanation, TASR reported.
Meanwhile, the court decision was welcomed by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Juraj Šeliga (Za Ľudí), who called the Smer motion populist.
Read more about the coronavirus outbreak in Slovakia:
- Do I have the coronavirus? How to proceed if you have a suspicion
- Coronavirus in Slovakia: statistics
- How to travel to and from Slovakia during COVID-19
- The list of low-risk countries and risky regions
- More information about what the coronavirus is and how to protect yourself from the infection (WHO)
- Q&A: State of emergency declared about coronavirus
15. Oct 2020 at 11:30 | Compiled by Spectator staff