Agenda: Working Party on Transport Intermodal Questions and Networks (23 November 2017)

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”.

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Agenda: EP LIBE Committee Meeting (27 – 28 November 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – A European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (20 November 2017)

A summary of the committee’s debate on the consideration of amendments is now available.

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Report from the Commission on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items

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Agenda: EP ENVI Committee Meeting (27-28 November 2017)

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Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the Enterprise Europe Network annual conference, in Tallinn

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Agenda: Joint meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues and the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society (29 November 2017)

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Agenda: EP ITRE Committee Meeting (27 – 28 November 2017)

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Briefing: Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0) and Cybersecurity

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.

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Press Release: Estonian Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas: European Union to establish network of cybersecurity centres of excellence

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

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Press Release: Defining and securing the Internet of Things: ENISA publishes a study on how to face cyber threats in critical information infrastructures

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.

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UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (20 November 2017)

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Council conclusions on Digital for Development (D4D)

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Council Conclusions on the Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council: Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU

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Event: ENTSO-E Conference (Brussels, 5-6 December 2017)

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…

Press Release: Joint EU-U.S. statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

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.

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At a Glance: Disinformation, ‘fake news’ and the EU’s response

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’.

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Preparation of the Competitiveness Council on 30 November and 1 December 2017 – EU industrial strategy for the future

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union

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Security for a mobile generation

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Public Hearing: EP ITRE Committee on Cybersecurity Act (27 November 2017)

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Event: Connected Transport Summit 2017 (Brussels, 4 December 2017)

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Question for Written Answer: Protecting victims against cyberattacks

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