Friday, June 6, 2008

EU Council reached an agreement on European Critical Infrastructure

The Council reached a political agreement on a directive on the identification and designation ofEuropean Critical Infrastructure (ECI) and the assessment of the need to improve their protection(9403/08).The directive establishes the necessary procedure for the identification and designation of ECI and acommon approach to the assessment of the needs to improve the protection of such infrastructure inorder to contribute to the protection of people. The directive concentrates on the energy andtransport sector and will be reviewed after three years, in order to assess its impact and the need toinclude other sectors within its scope, such as the Information and Communication Technology(ICT) sector.

The communication is available here
The press release is available here
The latest version of the Directive, following the discussion of the 11th of April 2008, is available here

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