Members are invited to attend API-IPA's ONLINE annual general assembly on Thursday 30 September 2021, at 10:30h
Due to the worsening corona-situation in Brussels and the restrictions ordered by the local authorities, the Residence Palace has informed us that is not possible to hold our assembly in physical (hybrid) format in one of their meeting rooms. The meeting will therefore be fully online.
At 14:00h on the same day, another online meeting will be held open to ALL accredited Brussels correspondents, including non-API-members. In this meeting we want to assess the consequences of the Covid-crisis for the working conditions of the Brussels' press corps, such as the dependence on online briefings and press conferences, the lack of face-to-face contacts with sources, limited access to events and buildings, the changed media arrangements and operations of the European institutions, the European Commission in particular, and the future prospects for the Brussels correspondent's job.
Agenda for the API assembly:
– API President Katalin Halmai, vice-president Teresa Küchler and vice-president Dafydd ab Iago have reached the end of their first two-year statutory term of office. They may be re-elected once for another two year term. All three are standing for re-election.