Dear President, Dear President, Dear members and friends,
I think that it is useless to engage in long preliminaries to explain the current situation to you and which unfortunately concern all the countries of the planet and in particular the countries of Europe as we approach the jury meeting scheduled for April 30..
After having made known the difficulty to the president of the funding institutes, it appears that the unanimity (of those who replied) decided to postpone the date for deliberation.
I think that under the current circumstances we have no other choice, at a time when a third or half of humanity is confined to its home, especially since the impossibility of circulating in France will last until April 30, or next May 4.
Under these conditions, we must inform you that the deliberation of the Prize 2020 is now postponed until next September.
We would like to thank once again the bar of Amsterdam and especially the Dean of the bar as well as Agaath Reijnders and Adrie van de Streek for having so kindly offered to receive us.
We will get back to you as soon as possible, during the next summer, to tell you about the new conditions planned for the jury’s deliberation.
With our sincere regrets.