On 24 April 2020, a moratorium on rental prices of apartments, issued by the Ministry of Finance (“MF”) came into force, which was adopted in the form of Government Decree No. 202/2020 Coll. This is a protective measure for tenants, which stipulates that the rent for an apartment cannot be increased for a limited period of time. This price moratorium is related also to Act No. 209/2020 Coll., which protects tenants from termination.
In the first half of April, the European Commission issued guidelines on mobile applications supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to data protection.
At its meeting held on 28 April 2020, the Chamber of Deputies decided to extend the state of emergency until 17 May 2020.
The nature of crisis and emergency measures in the light of the expected decisions of the Constitutional Court
On 28 April 2020, the Constitutional Court issued two plenary resolutions rejecting a constitutional complaint against a government resolution on declaring a state of emergency, a government resolution on the adoption of a crisis measure and certain extraordinary measures with file no. stamp Pl. ÚS 8/20, and the proposal of a member of the Prague 4 city council directed against the government resolution on the adoption of a crisis measure (122/2020 Coll.), File No. Pl. ÚS 7/2020.
Advised support for selected members and executives of certain limited liability companies (s.r.o.) and other support for employers
After its meeting on Monday, April 27, the government announced that, in addition to the self-employed, it also intends to support shareholder/members and executives of some limited liability companies. It also announced the approval of its intention to defer employers' payment of social security contributions for employees and the extension of the Antivirus programme.
It might seem that in the time of the "coronavirus", everything revolves around face masks, disinfection or restriction of operation of various production facilities, and energy is talked about only in connection with the need to keep the elements of critical energy infrastructure running. However, this is not the case, as evidenced by yesterday's government meeting, after which the press conference mysteriously stated that the government "adopted a proposal to introduce measures to ensure the adequacy of support that meet the Czech Republic's commitments, as set out in European Commission decisions.” So what did the government actually adopt?
The government has started the announce the dismantling of certain Covid19 measures and from Monday, April 27, 2020, it now allows business trips for foreigners to the Czech Republic, in respect of which entrepreneurs have been repeatedly demanding. However, it set a number of conditions and rules.
Measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism sector – rescheduling of a package tour - UPDATE02
The Parliament of the Czech Republic approved a law on certain measures to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus epidemic known as SARS-CoV-2 on the tourism sector (the “Act”). The Act, for which the designation "Lex Voucher" was used, was promulgated on 24 April 2020 in the Collection of Laws in Volume 69 under No. 185/2020 Coll.
On 23 April 2020, the Municipal Court in Prague issued a judgment upholding the petition for annulment of certain measures of the Ministry of Health issued in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. With effect from 27 April 2020, the Court annulled two extraordinary measures of the Ministry of Health of 17 April 2020 and 26 March 2020 on the restriction of retail sales and two extraordinary measures of the Ministry of Health of 15 April 2020 and 23 3. 2020 on the restriction of free movement of persons ("Extraordinary Measures"). The court found that by issuing these Extraordinary Measures, the Ministry of Health exceeded its competence, respectively did not have sufficient material scope to issue them, so they are illegal, which the government immediately corrected and at its meeting on 23 April 2020 "overturned" the repealed measures into the form of crisis measures, in which it proceeded to the announced relaxing of the measures.
The new COVID Prague program focused on business activities in the Capital City of Prague followed the fate of its predecessors COVID I and COVID II. This means that the available funds were exhausted on the same day as the receipt of applications, which thus ends. The COVID I and COVID II programs are also exhausted. Entrepreneurs thus have no choice but to wait for the announcement of the conditions of the COVID III program. What should be its parameters?