The constitutional court of Moldova ruled unconstitutional the size of penalties for violation of quarantine.
As reported by Newsmaker, a decision the court announced yesterday, June 30.
As Chairman of the constitutional court Domnica Manole, the court recognized contradicting the Constitution of the provisions of the Code of administrative offenses, according to which “persons who do not observe measures of prevention, prevention and control of epidemic diseases and endangering public health” is punishable by a fine in the amount of 22 500 lei (about 1160 euros, or about 34 600 hryvnia).
According to the court, to determine the size of the penalty should be article 34 of the Code of administrative offenses according to which fines for individuals should be from 1 to 500 conventional units – from 50 to 2500 lei.
The court’s decision is final and not appealable. The publication does not indicate what the consequences will be a COP decision for people who have already paid this fine.
In late may, the amount of fines paid by residents of Moldova for violation of the quarantine has reached 44 million lei, which is about 2.2 million euros.
From them at that time paid about 4 million lei – in particular, because a guilty plea and prompt payment of the penalty allows you to pay from 50% up to a third of its total.