MEPs set to adopt new law to protect essential infrastructure 

On Tuesday, MEPs will debate and vote on new rules improving the resilience of the EU’s essential infrastructure.

The legislation, agreed between Parliament and Council, would boost the protection of the EU’s essential infrastructure by introducing harmonised minimum rules for risk assessments and national resilience strategies. Definitions of essential infrastructure and communication practises would also be harmonised, with single points of contact established in each country to facilitate cross-border communication.

The new rules would apply to 11 sectors: energy, transport, banking, financial market infrastructure, digital infrastructure, drinking and waste water, food (including production, processing and delivery), health, public administration, and space.

Procedure: Ordinary legislative procedure, first reading agreement

Procedure code: 2020/0365(COD)

Debate: Tuesday 22 November

Vote: Tuesday 22 November