EU Disability Card agreement approved in Committee

19.03.2024 10:31

EU Disability Card agreement approved in Committee

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David Casa MEP

The EU Disability Card is a step closer to becoming a reality after the provisional agreement, negotiated by MEP David Casa on behalf of the EPP, received overwhelming support from the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

“This legislation will have a concrete positive impact on the lives of citizens as it secures freedom of movement for people with disabilities who still find hurdles when travelling,” Casa stated.

“A person with a recognised disability who is granted special access in Malta should find the support they need abroad as well,” Casa argued, “without having to prove all over again or go through procedures merely to travel in the short term.

“Today, we are closer than ever toward ensuring this is a reality.”

Casa insisted on the importance of effective enforcement, especially where information access is concerned, affirming, “The beneficiaries of these bolstered rights must know their rights in order to enjoy them, which is why we secured a robust information requirement that makes available benefits clear in every country.

“Of course, after it is signed into law, governments should ensure a rapid transposition,” Casa urged. 

Following today’s committee approval, the EU Disability Card and Parking Card will head for final approval by the European Parliament in the April plenary session.

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