Proposal for a Directive on the resilience of critical entities

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Series Details COM (2020) 829
Publication Date 16/12/2020
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Summary:

Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 16 December 2020, introducing a number of additional critical infrastructure protection (CIP) measures and aiming to replace Council Directive 2008/114/EC - also known as ECI Directive.

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Council Directive 2008/114/EC established an EU-wide process for identifying and designating European Critical Infrastructures (ECIs), and sets out an approach for improving their protection.

This proposal aims to enhance the provision in the internal market of services essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions or economic activities by increasing the resilience of critical entities providing such services. It addresses calls from the co-legislators for the revision of the existing approach in order to better reflect the increased challenges to critical entities, and to ensure closer alignment with Directive (EU) 2016/1148 (also known as NIS Directive). It also responds to an assessment conducted to the ECI Directive.

This initiative also reflects national approaches in an increasing number of Member States, which tend to emphasise cross-sectoral and cross-border interdependencies and are increasingly informed by resilience thinking, in which protection is but one element alongside risk prevention and mitigation, business continuity and recovery.

The proposal was tabled by the European Commission on 16 December 2020, as part of a package which also includes a new EU Cybersecurity Strategy.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:829:FIN
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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: Briefing, February 2021: Improving the resilience of critical entities https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2021)662614

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EUR-LEX: SWD(2020)358: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Impact Assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2020:358:FIN
EUR-LEX: SWD(2020)359: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2020:359:FIN
European Commission: Press Release, 16/12/2020: New EU Cybersecurity Strategy and new rules to make physical and digital critical entities more resilient https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_2391
European Commission: New EU Cybersecurity Strategy and new rules to make physical and digital critical entities more resilient – Questions and Answers https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_2392
European Commission: Opening remarks by Vice-President Margaritis Schinas at the press conference on the cybersecurity strategy https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_2460

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