Senators file complaint over Covid measure affecting small retailers

A group of senators have filed a complaint at the Constitutional Court against a government restriction on retailers aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19. The legislators say the measure is discriminatory and threatens the futures of small shops and businesses. In an action filed on Saturday, the senators point to alleged ambiguities regarding the reason some small retailers have been ordered to close while others remain open.

The government has brought in the regulation of customer numbers by size of store, but it has not allowed the reopening of small retailers previously ordered to close. However, such outlets could easily enforce this requirement, said senator Lukáš Wagenknecht of the Pirate Party.

Author: Ian Willoughby