Extracts from the press conference by Antonio Tajani on an industrial policy for the security industry
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 30/07/2012 First transmission: 30/07/2012
On 30 July 2012, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, gave a press conference on an industrial policy for the security industry.
Providing security is a central concern of any society. Recent natural disasters and terrorist attacks have highlighted the need to be better prepared for crisis situations. The European Commission has therefore proposed an action programme to boost Europe's security industry.
The programme should empower this industry - one of the sectors with the highest potential for growth and employment in the EU - to stay in Europe and to continue producing high quality security products.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that it is an industrial sector that is vitally important in their eyes; it is consistently growing despite the crisis; it is estimated that the value of this market is of some 36 billion Euros and it provides some 180.000 jobs; this includes air security, maritime security, border security, protection of critical infrastructure and terrorist intelligence including IT and communication security, physical security, crisis management and protective clawing.
||Cutaway of the audience
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that the objective of this action plan is to achieve a real internal market on security technology but also to conquer emerging markets; saying that they want to ensure that their industry becomes ever more competitive in this sector; this is obviously a very specific sector and as a result in the communication they say that the Commission will take all steps necessary to achieve an internal market on technology and security but at the same time respecting the European charter of fundamental rights and in particular protection of privacy and protection of personal data.
||Cutaway of a journalist
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that their action plan is made of 8 different actions with different timelines; in order to overcome the fragmentation of the market, they need to address the issue of standardisation.
||Cutaway of the audience
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that as the text says they want to embark on an in-depth impact analysis and consultation of interested parties; two proposals represented one setting up, a certification system that is harmonized at an EU level for airport security equipment and also introducing harmonized certification system for alarm systems, the aim being mutual recognition of certification systems.
||Departure of Antonio Tajani