The agenda items include information from the Commission on the EU-China Connectivity Platform, a continuation of examination of the draft Council conclusions on the European Court of Auditors’ Special Report No 13/2017: “A single European rail traffic management system: will the political choice ever become reality?” and an examination of the final Presidency compromise text on “The Mid-term Evaluation of the Galileo and EGNOS programmes and on the performance of the European GNSS Agency”.
A summary of the committee’s debate on the consideration of amendments is now available.
A summary of the consideration of the draft opinion is available.
The digitalisation of manufacturing industry, i.e. employing in depth digital technologies for the performance of good production raises additional cybersecurity questions. Currently EU cybersecurity policies are mainly targeting network security and large infrastructures of public interest, with little emphasis on the needs of a digitised industry. Still, recent policy developments do provide framework of possibly covering these needs.
Today’s EU General Affairs Council in Brussels started preparations for December’s European Council, and discussed the EU’s work programme for 2018 as well as the interinstitutional agreement between three EU bodies (the Council, Commission and Parliament), which is aimed at agreeing on better law making
The study which is titled ‘Baseline Security Recommendations for Internet of Things in the context of critical information infrastructures’, aims to set the scene for IoT security in Europe. It serves as a reference point in this field and as a foundation for relevant forthcoming initiatives and developments. The ENISA report was developed in cooperation with the ENISA IoT Security Experts Group and additional key stakeholders.
This year’s conference of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) will focus on the development of the Energy Union and the European internal energy market. Full article…
On 17 November 2017, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington, D.C. The meeting reaffirmed the importance of the long standing partnership between the United States of America and the European Union in addressing common threats to security, and of practical outcomes of this cooperation.
The impact of the online spread of mis- and disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, and gained notoriety as a global challenge during the 2016 United States presidential election campaign. Ahead of the European elections in 2019, the EU is now stepping up its efforts to tackle ‘fake news’.
The General Affairs Council today adopted conclusions calling for the strengthening of European cybersecurity and enhancing cyber resilience across the EU, in line with the tasking from the European Council in October 2017.