During the 54th General Assembly of the Council of Bureaux (CoB) www.cobx.org celebrated on the 24th September 2020, 40 organisations were admitted as members of the Association in their capacities of Guarantee Fund, Compensation Body and/or Information Centre. This marks the culmination of the ‘Harmonisation Process’ on which the CoB had worked for several years to ensure optimum coordination between its two pillars: the Green Card System (GCS) and the EU Motor Insurance Directive (EU MID).
The accession of the EU MID Bodies as members of the Association shall allow the Guarantee Funds, Compensation Bodies and Information Centres to play an even more active role along the Green Card Bureaux in the activities of the CoB. This implies significant structural changes within the CoB, such as a new Constitution (‘Articles of Association’, available on the CoB’s website) that had been approved in January 2020, the establishment of a Presidential College and the restructuring of the working procedures.
The new Presidential College is composed as follows:
- Sandra Schwarz, CEO of the German Green Card Bureau (Deutsches Büro Grüne Karte e. V.), President of the CoB.
- Sorin Greceanu, General Manager of the Romanian Motor Insurance Bureau (BAAR) was appointed Vice-President of the CoB.
- Sergey Razuvan, Managing Director of the Russian Association of Motor Insurers (RAMI) was appointed Vice-President of the CoB.
The 54th General Assembly of the CoB took place via teleconference due to the coronavirus pandemic.