European Parliament. Question on EC’s role in safeguarding personal freedom and ensuring sensible use of the "Green pass"
By Susanna Ceccardi
14 July 2021
Priority question for written answer P-003562/2021to the Commission Rule 138
Susanna Ceccardi (ID)
Subject: the Commission’s role in safeguarding personal freedom and ensuring sensible use of the Green pass
The Green pass regulation was signed into law last June by the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, Ursula von der Leyen for the Commission and António Costa for the EU Council, and the pass has been used for travel throughout Europe since the start of July.
The aim of introducing the Green Certificate was to guarantee freedom of movement in Europe, ensuring privacy and enabling tourism and business travel.
President Macron has just announced that as of August, it will also be compulsory in France to show a health pass in order to enter a bar or restaurant and go to the cinema.
In view of the above, can the Commission answer the following questions:
1 Does it not believe that adopting measures such as those announced by the French Government jeopardise citizens’ freedoms and are at odds with the EU’s intentions as to the Green pass in June, including in terms of personal privacy?
2 Does it not think that if other countries were to adopt similar measures, this could further stifle the already weak economic recovery?
3 What steps does the Commission intend to take to bring Member States back to reasonable use of the Green pass, or to use it only to facilitate border crossing?
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