(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, June 23 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament meeting in Brussels Thursday endorsed the deal with EU member states to extend the legal framework of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for another 12 months.
The parliament backed the agreement, reached on 13 June, which aims to prevent restrictions to EU free movement in the event of new variants or other pandemic-related threats.
The EP supported the deal with 453 votes in favour, 119 against, and 19 abstaining (for EU citizens) and 454 in favour, 112 against, and 20 abstentions for third-country nationals residing in the EU.
The current certificate, which was due to expire next week, will be valid until 30 June 2023. (end)
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