Communication on a common path to safe and sustained re-opening

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Series Details COM (2021) 129
Publication Date 17/03/2021
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Communication adopted by the European Commission on 17 March 2021, setting out a coordinated approach in the European Union (EU) for a gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions once the epidemiological situation allows.

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This document invites Member States to adopted a coordinated approach to safe re-opening and sets out steps and tools to achieve that common goal. These include:

  • Digital Green Certificates;
  • A European framework for COVID-19 response measures;
  • Guidance to support additional testing and tracing strategies;
  • Investment in treatments;
  • Helping the tourism and culture sectors to prepare for safe re-opening;
  • EU Vaccine Sharing Mechanism.

The Communication was adopted ahead of a meeting of the European Council later in the month.

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EUObserver, 18/03/2021: Brussels urges capitals to coordinate Covid re-openings

European Commission: Press Release, 17/03/2021: Coronavirus: a common path to Europe's safe re-opening
European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen at the Read-out of the College meeting/Press conference on the Commission's response to COVID-19 (17 March 2021)

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