25 March 2020 – Updated parliamentary rules of procedure

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The German Parliament changed its rules of procedure to ensure that it is able to act in times of COVID-19.

The Parliament now constitutes a quorum if at least one quarter of its members are present. The same holds for committees, where attendance can also be via phone or similar means. It is also sufficient to provide public access to sessions via electronic means.

These rules automatically end on 30 September 2020 if parliament does not end them earlier.
Full details here: http://dip21.bundestag.de/dip21/btd/19/181/1918126.pdf