Driving up cybersecurity standards in an increasingly digital world
An increasingly digital world with new technology applications in vehicles and homes requires higher levels of cybersecurity. Based on European Commission proposals, the European Parliament is looking to drive up standards of cybersecurity across the European Union, for example in products bought by consumers and within critical infrastructures such as hospitals and transport systems.
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MEPs are hailing the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreement to slash wholesale mobile roaming rates by up to 90%, a boost to cross-border mobile use and Europe’s Digital Single Market. This video was first published on 7 February 2017.
EU lawmakers want to ensure that new copyright rules based on European Commission legislative proposals are fit for the digital age. They want to ensure broad access to online content whilst protecting the rights of content creators. Preventing illegal downloads and finding ways to ensure access...
An EPP Group hearing on cybercrime and cybersecurity, organised by Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi MEP, examined the situation in the EU and discussed proposals to contribute to the Group’s priorities.
The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has approved a plan for the EU’s Energy Union to ensure gas supplies in times of crisis. The EPP Group’s Rapporteur Jerzy Buzek of Poland says the legislation will commit EU members to help each other to assess risk...
Following a lengthy procedure during which Ukraine has put in place major reforms, the EU grants visa-free travel to Ukrainians.
At a European Parliament hearing, the Civil Liberties Committee discusses the Brexit negotiations with concerned citizens and civil society. Across party lines are calls to guarantee citizens’ rights as a red line in the talks, says the EPP Group’s Danuta Hübner.
The European Parliament has approved a project called Wifi4EU - free Wi-Fi for up to 8,000 communities - to help drive Europe towards a digital single market and expand public services. The Culture and Education Committee also gave the green light for tighter rules for online content, to ensure...
Child sexual abuse is a major problem that the EU is working hard to eradicate. In 2011, the EU stepped up the fight with new legislation obliging EU countries to, for example, increase criminal penalties and criminalise the possession and acquisition of online child sexual abuse material. EPP...
The EU must combat Russian undercover efforts to hijack politics in the West by coordinating its counterintelligence efforts and by providing more funding and staff to combat disinformation campaigns. Jaromír Štětina, a Czech MEP and EPP Group Member, says the EU must confront a...
In an attempt to reinforce its external borders, the EU has, since last week, applied new and stricter rules. Do they work? That was what Members of the European Parliament, experts and diplomats came together to discuss this week.