As was approved by the Presidential Board in Sochi, there will be a new procedure regarding Federations more than six months in arrears.

The present policy is that every six months at 30th June and 31st December, those countries that are deemed by the Treasurer to be more than six months in arrears, have services withdrawn and their players not listed on the FIDE website, until the arrears are paid.

The new policy, which comes into immediate effect, is that on 31st December the Treasurer lists on the FIDE website those countries that are deemed to be over six months in arrears. Until the arrears have been paid off, players from these Federations cannot participate in any FIDE events that are under the aegis of

a) the World Championship & Olympiad Commission or Events Commission,
b) Continental competitions that provide qualifiers to any of the aforesaid competitions.

Their names will still be listed on the FIDE website.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar