Government approves plan to establish central register of misdemeanours


The government has approved a plan to establish a central register of misdemeanours in order to more effectively fight petty crime, the ctk news agency reports. According to Interior Minister Milan Chovanec the present manner of documenting such offenses is inadequate and works in favour of chronic offenders. Under the interior ministry’s proposed amendment to the law the new register would enable repeat offenders of petty thefts or disturbing the peace to be detected around the country and given higher fines.