Following the spread of the COVID-19 virus to northern Italy, the Enlarged Bureau of the Venice Commission has decided not to hold the scheduled 20-21 March plenary session or other scheduled meetings in Venice.
Instead, only some opinions from the agenda have been adopted by written procedure, as follows:
- Armenia: a joint opinion with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on draft amendments pertaining to political party regulation
- Kyrgyzstan: a joint opinion with ODIHR on amendments to legislative acts related to sanctions for violation of electoral legislation
- Republic of Moldova: a joint opinion with the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe on a draft law amending and supplementing the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova with respect to the Superior Council of Magistracy.
In addition, the Commission adopted its Annual Report of activities for 2019. (It will be published only after submission to the Committee of Ministers in June this year)