Covid-19: MPs to discuss extending State of Emergency, fines for violating measures

At its next full session on January 19, the lower house of Parliament is expected to discuss extending the state of emergency in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic which is due to expire three days later.

MPs also will likely seek agreement on setting fines for companies violating containment measures. The Senate rejected a cap of 3 million crowns for violations of the Crisis Act, arguing that was disproportionately high and could lead to bankruptcies. Individuals now face fines of up to 20,000 crowns.

Author: Brian Kenety