As each and every one of us is impacted by the alarming spread of COVID-19 outbreak and how it is affecting our lives, the CFE Executive Board had, regretfully, taken the difficult decision to cancel the CFE Annual Forum, the General Assembly and all the Technical meetings in April.

At present, it is uncertain what the next phases of the coronavirus outbreak will look like, and what measures will need to be taken to contend the impact thereof. However, please rest assured that we will closely monitor and evaluate the situation, and keep you updated on whether there will be any impact on the other CFE events that are planned for this year. At this time, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of each our member, our staff and our partners. We have put in place a remote working scheme for our staff, in accordance with the applicable public health measures in Belgium, and are conducting our meetings via video and teleconference.

To the extent possible given these circumstances, the CFE Board together with the CFE Team continue to work on the existing projects and focus on relevant new technical publications and policy developments, in close conjunction with the Member organisations and in synergy with the work of the EU institutions and the OECD. We encourage you to visit the CFE website and our social media channels (TwitterLinkedin) to stay informed about the most recent CFE technical work and publications. As ever, the CFE Brussels Team is available to work with you on relevant tax technical or policy matters, and to assist you with any queries you may have.

We will continue to keep you abreast of developments in the CFE agenda in the period to come.