Corona-era European Parliament: Empty chamber and e-voting

Politico (EU) | Mar 26, 2020 at 7:44 PM
  • The chamber was almost empty, even for a presidential address.
  • The Parliament’s special one-day plenary session on Thursday, held to pass a series of coronavirus emergency measures, was a mixture of the strange, the surreal and the historic.
  • In the Parliament, MEPs usually vote by raising their hands or by pushing a button on their desks to give their verdict on dozens or more amendments before adopting a final legislative proposal.