The European Digital Certificate COVID will be voted on tomorrow, Tuesday in the plenary session of the European Parliament, which will facilitate free movement within the EU from 1 July.
The plenary session will begin at 10:00. There will be a discussion with Justice Commissioner Didier Raders and the Portuguese presidency, and the vote will take place in the evening, the results of which will be announced on Wednesday.
It is reminded that the European digital certificate COVID will be issued by the state authorities and will be available either in digital or printed form. It will certify that someone has been vaccinated against coronavirus or has a recent negative test result or has recovered from the infection. A common European framework will allow Member States to issue certificates that are interoperable, compatible, secure and verifiable within the EU.
“Member States should avoid imposing additional travel restrictions such as quarantine, isolation or checks unless they are deemed necessary and proportionate for the protection of public health,” the European Parliament said in a statement.
The plenary will also be busy this week:
EU reaction after Ryanair flight diverted to Minsk
The debate will be chaired by MEPs and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
Removal of patents for COVID-19 vaccines
The EP will vote on whether the EU should ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to lift the intellectual property rights to COVID-19 vaccines.
The LUX 2021 Award Ceremony
EP President David Sassoli will announce the winner of the LUX 2021 Prize on Wednesday in the Strasbourg plenary.
Biodiversity: a call for binding targets for wildlife and human protection
A debate is taking place today on the EU's new biodiversity strategy until 2030 and a resolution on Tuesday on better protection of the EU's land and sea areas.
The rule of law: the EP is preparing to demand action to protect the budget
MEPs will ask the Council and the Commission for details on the application of the new conditionality rules on rule of law infringements.
Strengthening EU security against cyber threats
Wednesday's debate on the recent cyber attacks on EU institutions and critical infrastructure will be followed by a resolution on Thursday.
The approval of 88 billion euros for the European Social Fund
Parliament is set to approve the new European Social Fund, after securing investment to combat youth unemployment and child poverty.
New sources of revenue for the EU
According to the agreed roadmap for the introduction of new own resources, the Commission must propose three new sources of EU revenue by June.
The under-representation of women in science and engineering
MEPs will propose measures to promote the participation of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
A fair, sustainable recovery by creating jobs
MEPs will discuss with the Council and the Commission concrete measures to implement the European pillar of social rights following the Porto Summit.
Discussion with Ursula von der Leyen ahead of G7 and EU-US summits
MEPs will set out their expectations for the G7 and EU-US summits on issues such as COVID-19, climate change, and relations with Russia and Belarus.
Support for the European Citizens' Initiative against Livestock Cages
Responding End the Cage Age Initiative MEPs will discuss and adopt a resolution on the phasing out of livestock cages.