The Renew Europe
Group in the European Parliament calls on the EEAS and the European Commission
to develop a comprehensive set of measures and a coherent policy on cyber
security in order to enhance resilience, but also coordination on cyber
should significantly increase classified information sharing capacities in
order to facilitate information sharing where needed and useful. This is vital
to develop a rapid and secure European network to detect, assess and counter
plenary debate on the state of EU cyber defence capabilities, MEPs called for
increased financial and cyber defence personnel resources. Extra funding and
support are also necessary in establishing and strengthening the European
network of security operation centres.
paralysis in the face of hybrid threats, the EU should seek a legal solution
that would provide for a right to collective defence and allow for the adoption
of collective countermeasures by EU Member States on a voluntary basis.
Europe MEP Urmas Paet (Estonian Reform Party), Vice-Chair of the Foreign
Affairs Committee and rapporteur on the state of EU cyber defence capabilities, said:
recent years the EU has seen a continuous growth of cyber operations conducted
by state and non-state actors against EU and its Member States, revealing
vulnerabilities in networks essential to European security. Also every conflict
these days has a cyber element to it. It is important for the EU and its Member
States to strengthen cyber resilience and to develop common cyber security and
defence capabilities in order to respond to these kind of security challenges.
We must enhance cooperation between EU Member States and institutions, NATO,
the US and with other strategic partners.”