The recently agreed enhanced cooperation between NATO and EU in the field of defence led to further results: Recently, the report of the joint task force on critical infrastructure resilience was presented. This report is accompanied by a Parallel and Coordinated Assessment of the EU Hybrid Fusion Cell and NATO’s Hybrid Analysis Branch on the threat landscape.
NATO’s focus is on critical infrastructure, which serves to fulfil core objectives of deterrence and defence, crisis prevention and cooperative security. For the EU, focus of critical infrastructure resilience is also on defence, but also on trade, protection of the Union and its citizens and political freedom of action.
As a consequence of the fact that critical infrastructure is largely owned, operated and maintained by private companies, governments need to be able to enforce resilience on companies. A “sector analysis” puts energy, transport, digital infrastructure, space and interdependencies of these sectors at the centre of the report. And from July 11-12, the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center in Vilnius will probably be the most critical infrastructure of the Alliance.
Major General (ret) Reinhard Wolski, Chairman Berlin Security Conference