e-CODEX

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Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: e-CODEX

European Economic and Social Committee opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a computerised system for communication in cross-border civil and criminal proceedings (e-CODEX system), and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1726, COM(2020) 712 final

Key points

The EESC:

  • welcomes the proposed regulatory initiative, which will have an indirect positive impact as it simplifies and speeds up cross-border judicial procedures and cooperation;
  • recommends including a provision to open up the possibility of other uses by other public administrations, including for example the transfer of e-health records;
  • recommends that the Commission include the scalability aspect within the scope of the regulation,
  • considers that it must be linked with the overarching digital strategy 'Shaping Europe's Digital Future', a key aspect that is not explicit in the regulation;
  • believes that chapter 2 of the proposed regulation needs to address the transparency of the decision-making process, the involvement of Member States and other relevant stakeholders, and the necessary independence of decisions taken by the bodies involved in its governance;
  • believes that the development of digital justice must aim at ensuring that all citizens in the EU have secure, safe, reliable and easy access to justice.

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