France, which took over the six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) from Slovenia on January 1, will be an example in the application of measures against the coronavirus epidemic, the French authorities announced today on the site dedicated to the presidency of the Union.
In order to react in a timely manner to the development of the situation with the corona virus, meetings of officials of the French authorities in charge of the EU presidency and representatives in Brussels will be held every other week.
In that way, recommendations will be formulated on the format of the meetings within the EU presidency, which will be held in France. These recommendations will be valid for only four weeks and then be revised in accordance with the epidemiological situation.
Depending on the epidemic of the coronavirus, the meetings will be virtual, with physical presence or a combination of the two formats.
In line with the current epidemiological situation, the cabinet of French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that only very important meetings with physical presence would be held in the country until January 23, with a reduced number of delegation members.
The French authorities added that foreign delegations coming to France will have to respect the valid travel rules, the statement added.