A senior EU official called for understanding whether the EU-certified “Green Pass” planning system was not 100% effective from the beginning.
The European Commission’s special envoy to Vienna, Martin Selmayr, stated that it is very important for the 27 EU member states to reach a consensus on two key issues before the introduction of certificates, which will enable people to enjoy greater benefits throughout the region. Freedom of movement.
First, he said that there is controversy about whether anyone is considered to have been vaccinated within three weeks of receiving the first dose of vaccine or just after being fully immunized.
Second, he said, countries must still reach a consensus on whether only the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organization are effective, or whether certificate holders can be vaccinated with Chinese and Russian vaccines.
Selmeier also said that due to a recently published survey of EU citizens’ public opinion, the EU’s caution with regard to vaccines is still widespread.
33% of EU citizens said in a survey conducted in February and March that they do not want to be fully vaccinated as soon as possible or this year.
Selmeier emphasized that this may undermine Europe’s goal of achieving block exemption this year.