Venice Commission not to hold next session due to coronavirus outbreak

Source : 112 Ukraine

The most urgent conclusions, requested by the States, will be submitted in writing
11:15, 3 March 2020

Kyiv Post

Due to the coronavirus epidemic that has swept through Italy, the Council of Europe's constitutional and legal expert body - the Venice Commission - has decided not to hold a plenary meeting in Venice. This was reported on the organization's Twitter page.

Following spreading of Coronavirus in the north of Italy, the Enlarged Bureau of the Venice Commission decided not to hold the session in Venice but instead, the most urgent opinions requested by states and uncontroversial texts will be adopted by a written procedure,” the statement reads.

However, the most urgent conclusions, requested by the States, will be submitted in writing.

Related: Coronavirus epidemic in Italy has claimed 21 lives, 821 people are infected

As we reported earlier, on March 2, European Parliament President David Sassoli has announced that the Parliament will take further precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

As a result, 130 events at Parliament premises will be canceled, and visitors will not be allowed to access the Parliament for this period.

However, the parliamentary work will continue, including committee meetings and the plenary session.

Related: European Parliament cancels 130 events amid coronavirus outbreak in EU




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