Free movement: vote on new rules to ease cross-border acceptance of certificates 

Parliament will vote on Thursday on new EU rules to facilitate the free movement of citizens by simplifying procedures for proving the authenticity of certain public documents, such as birth or marriage certificates, in other EU member states. To avoid the need for translations, the provisions would introduce new multilingual EU forms to be attached to the documents.

The draft regulation covers all civil status documents and some other documents that citizens moving abroad often need to demonstrate, for example, residence, nationality or the absence of a criminal record. If Parliament gives its green light, the regulation will be brought into effect gradually and apply in full from 2019.

Procedure: Co-decision (Ordinary Legislative Procedure), 2nd reading agreement


Debate: Wednesday, 8 June

Vote: Thursday, 9 June

Press conference: Wednesday, 8 June at 14:30 with rapporteur Mady Delvaux (S&D, LU) and Commissioner Vĕra Jourová (Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality)

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