Q&A on extraordinary remote participation procedure

Due to strict sanitary measures to avoid COVID-19 spreading, Parliament has put in place temporary measures to allow members to fulfil their democratic rights and legislative duties.

Parliament’s bureau has agreed to allow an alternative voting procedure for the plenary session on 26 March 2020. Parliament has put in place measures for Members to vote in the plenary session from a distance.

Based on public health grounds, this temporary voting procedure is valid until 31 July, unless extended by a bureau decision.