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Regulation on Economic Mobilization Measures 

by Michal Simunic

Published: April, 2020

Submission: May, 2020

 



On 10 April 2020 was promulgated new Regulation in Slovakia due to economic mobilization measures.


The Government Regulation was adopted to announce specific extraordinary regulatory measures and measures concerning civilian duty and material performance in connection with the emergency situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regulation of the Government of the Slovak Republic No. 77/2020 Coll. on the implementation of certain economic mobilization measures (hereinafter referred to as the “Government Regulation”) was published in the Collection of Laws of the Slovak Republic on 10 April 2020. The Government Regulation was issued in accordance with Act No. 179/2011 Coll. on economic mobilization and on amendment to Act No. 387/2002 Coll. on state management in crisis situations other than war and the state of war as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Economic Mobilization Act”). The Government Regulation entered into force on the date of promulgation.


The Government Regulation was adopted to announce specific extraordinary regulatory measures and measures concerning civilian duty and material performance in connection with the emergency situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government Regulation regulates measures in the areas of organization of production and services, organization of the supply of vital goods and their sale, organization of healthcare, transportation and social security, measures concerning civilian duty and material performance, and other measures concerning, for example, the financing of economic mobilization measures.


Organization of production and organization of services The Government Regulation orders the organization of production and services throughout the entire territory of the Slovak Republic to ensure priority production and selected services. The bodies designated to implement the production and service organization measures are the competent ministries designated by the Government of the Slovak Republic. The measure to ensure priority production and selected services concerns the following:


• entities designated as economic mobilization entities based on a decision of the competent ministry,


• businesses producing or participating in the production or distribution of: (i) protective face masks, (ii) disinfectants and gels, (iii) alimentary spirit containing at least 70% of alcohol or (iv) other products that the competent ministry will assess as strategic.


Production and service organization measures to ensure priority production and selected services will be carried out by means of a written order issued by the competent central state administration body or a district authority.


Other measures ordered in the area of organization of production and services concern the designation of selected facilities to carry out quarantine measures based on a written order issued by the head of a central state administration body within its competence, the head of a district authority within its territorial district, the head of a district authority at the seat of a region within the territorial district of the region or the head of a higher territorial unit and to ensure the supply of drinking water to areas subject to quarantine measures of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic.


 



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