Strategic or critical infrastructures, a way to interfere in Europe

15-07-2021 - 11:28 INGE
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Strategic or critical infrastructures, a way to interfere in Europe: state of play and recommendations © Image used under the license of Adobe Stock

Critical Infrastructures (CIs) provide vital economic and social functions but are challenged by a diversity of threats, not only accidental but intentional, including aiming to gain influence. CIs’ increasing reliance on techno¬logy adds elements of complexity and vulnerability. The EU Directive on their protection was inadequate against an evolving landscape of threats. An analysis of EU CIs, challenges to their functioning, and safeguards, can help make recommendations for their protection.