Inter-Parliamentary Online Discussions

In an effort to promote inter-parliamentary dialogue on relevant security developments pertaining to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly holds regular meetings discussions and consultations in online forums.


Tuesday 26 May, 16:00 CET: Protecting refugees and migrants during the pandemic: Camps and closed centres under lockdown

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is holding regular Parliamentary Web Dialogues for members of the Assembly concentrating on the three general dimensions: the politico-military, the economic and environmental, and the human dimension. 

Web Dialoges

Another regular meeting are OSCE PA Informal Leadership Meetings. 


Bureau Meeting, 27 April 2020

The elected leaders of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly met online on 27 April for the annual spring Bureau meeting, hearing presentations from the OSCE Chair-in-Office, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, and the EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, Ambassador Janez Lenarcic. The meeting, which usually takes place at the Danish Folketing, was held in an online format this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In his remarks, Prime Minister Rama noted the need for exceptional levels of co-operation between executive and legislative branches, stressing that parliaments have an important role to play during the COVID-19 crisis and that every effort must be made to ensure they can carry out their core roles of legislation and oversight. Amb. Lenarcic reported on the European Union’s work to address the COVID-19 crisis, expressing confidence that the EU is functioning with solidarity and close co-ordination.

In his report, President George Tsereteli (MP, Georgia) stressed that attention must be paid to the most vulnerable people, including those who live in conflict zones and migrant camps. Roberto Montella, OSCE PA Secretary General, reflected on the state of multilateralism in his remarks, underlining that the COVID-19 crisis has taught us that more international co-operation among governments, more solidarity among peoples, and more collaboration amongst health institutions is the way forward. Read more ...

To download Secretary General Roberto Montella’s report, “OSCE PA – COVID COMPACT: Readapting the OSCE PA to Challenges in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic,” please click herePhotos of the Bureau meeting are available on the OSCE PA Flickr page.

Report by OSCE PA President George Tsereteli, 27 April 2020

Report by Secretary General Roberto Montella, 27 April 2020


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