Slovenian citizens who own real estate in Croatia have initiated legal procedures to check whether the government’s decision is legal, so they cannot travel from Slovenia to Croatia.
In addition to the 11-day imprisonment due to the intensification of the covida-19 epidemic that took effect on Thursday, the Slovenian government has also decided on very strict conditions for entering Slovenia or flying from the country’s “red” destinations to Slovenia. Epidemiological list: all four neighboring countries of Slovenia. In addition to the ban on entering dangerous countries, strict border controls and fines were announced.
According to the epidemiological situation and the infectious disease law as the legal basis, the government’s proposal to review whether this decision is consistent with the constitution was submitted to the Constitutional Court by lawyer Matjaž Šaloven on behalf of the civil initiative “Property”. Croatian owners-open our borders”.
In a statement by the Slovenian News Agency, he stated that Croatia’s ban on the transit of real estate and ship owners violates the right to freedom of movement and the right to property under the Constitution.
Therefore, Citizens Initiative submitted a petition with 3,500 signatures to the Constitutional Court, asking it to use its real estate and boats in Croatia for free so that they can be maintained and used even during the epidemic.
It pointed out that property and vessel owners in neighboring countries cannot be regarded as tourists, because property rights include duties such as maintenance and payment of taxes, donations and expenses, and therefore, it is unreasonable to obtain property on the condition of documentary proof. Test or determine mandatory isolation.
They claim that they have voluntarily reviewed the constitutionality and legality of the decision out of “broader public interest” and that thousands of Slovenian citizens in Croatia have suffered border violations of their right to own real estate or ships. limit.
Slovenia can now only be entered through a negative PCR test. Only landowners in the small border area must return within ten hours, and diplomats and some other categories can enter Slovenia.
The Minister of the Interior Aleš Hojs said that the decision to ban Slovenia from leaving Slovenia was mainly due to the “poor situation”, while the Western Balkans, especially Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia, are experiencing increasingly severe epidemics, so citizens of countries with permanent or temporary residency rights People in Slovenia will not go to these countries. During the Easter holiday, they will pose a greater risk of spreading the virus when they return.
Hawes claimed that this does not violate the rights and freedom of movement guaranteed by the constitution, because the laws on infectious diseases also cause health hazards. This is the case. Therefore, the border police will warn passengers and repatriate them from the border, and when necessary Impose a fine on it.