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Standing Committee (7 May 2020)

Second virtual meeting of the Standing Committee: references to committees

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held its second virtual meeting today from 12 noon to 1 pm. Thirty six members took part in the meeting.

The Standing Committee took a decision on the references to committees of motions for reports submitted to it by the Bureau of the Assembly. Nineteen motions were thus referred to committees and one (Artificial intelligence and climate change) sent back to the Bureau for reconsideration.

The next virtual meeting of the Standing Committee will be held on Friday 26 June.


The Standing Committee, which acts on the Assembly’s behalf between plenary sessions, is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the chairpersons of political groups, the chairpersons of national delegations and the committee chairpersons, totalling some 60 parliamentarians from the Council of Europe's 47 member States.