Digital Certificate

21 May: Speech by Commissioner Reynders on the provisional political agreement on the EU Digital COVID Certificate

(Source: European Commission)

“Check against delivery”

Bonjour à toutes et tous.

C’est avec une bonne nouvelle – pour l’ensemble des citoyens européens – que j’ai le plaisir de vous retrouver aujourd’hui en salle de presse.

Hier, les négociateurs du Parlement européen et du Conseil, avec le soutien de la Commission, ont conclu un accord qui garantit à tout citoyen européen de disposer d’un certificat COVID numérique européen pour l’été.

Sur demande des chefs d’États et de gouvernements, la Commission s’est alors emparée du sujet et a proposé une législation le 17 mars dernier.

Aujourd’hui, 2 mois seulement depuis l’adoption de …

21 May: EU digital Covid Certificate: provisional deal between Parliament and Council

(Source: European Parliament)

Aim is to facilitate the right to free movement during pandemic and contribute to gradually lifting restrictionsTests should be affordable and accessibleAt least €100 million from the Emergency Support Instrument to purchase testsCommon format for certificate and framework to be accepted by member states

EP and Council negotiators reached on Thursday a provisional deal for an EU digital Covid certificate to facilitate free movement in Europe during the pandemic.

The certificate will be available in either digital or paper format. It will attest that a person has been vaccinated against coronavirus or has a recent negative test …

21 May: EU Digital COVID Certificate: European Parliament and Council reach agreement on Commission proposal

(Source: European Commission)

The Commission welcomes today’s provisional political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the Regulation governing the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This means that the certificate (previously called the Digital Green Certificate) is well on track to be ready end of June, as planned. Today’s agreement has been reached in record time just two months after the Commission’s proposal. The negotiations on the certificate for the Commission have been led by Commissioner Didier Reynders in close cooperation with Vice-Presidents Vera Jourová and Margaritis Schinas and Commissioners Thierry Breton, Stella Kyriakides, and Ylva Johansson.

Welcoming this …