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COVID-19: Spring session cancelled; Standing Committee meeting postponed

Spring plenary session (Strasbourg, 20-24 April 2020)

Seized by PACE President Rik Daems, the Bureau of the Assembly decided to cancel the Spring plenary session of the Assembly, which was scheduled for 20-24 April 2020. In addition, all committee meetings which were scheduled for March have been postponed until further notice.

Meetings of the Bureau and the Standing Committee (Athens, 28-29 May 2020)

The meetings of the Bureau and the Standing Committee of PACE were due to be held in Athens on 28 and 29 May 2020 in the framework of the Greek Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The PACE President took note of the letter from the Greek parliamentary delegation transmitting its wish to postpone the May meetings of the Bureau and the Standing Committee to mid-September and having consulted the leaders of political groups has decided accordingly.

However, a virtual meeting of the Bureau (to be confirmed) is due to be held at the end of April or the beginning of May. This is likely to be followed by a meeting of the Standing Committee – also virtual – to deal exclusively with procedural matters. Precise dates for these virtual meetings have not yet been decided.