News :: Cyber security: EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes’ first visit to new ENISA office in Athens
(09/01/2014) The EU Vice President and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes visited the ENISA premises in Athens for the first time on Thursday 9 January. The objective was to obtain an overview of the Agency's operations and to learn more of its Work Programme for 2014.
Among the points on the agenda:
The Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht commented: “We are very honoured to have Commissioner Kroes visiting us in Athens. I am pleased to recall that in 2013, the agency managed to successfully transfer staff and set up the new office with no disruptions to its operations. The new regulation and the Athens office mean that ENISA now can be more effective and more flexible. This is excellent news for cyber security in Europe. In 2014, we will be working more closely with our cyber security prevention and preparedness work with the EU, the Member States and Europol.”
Background: Since 2009, the Greek state has kindly provided a bureau du passage office in Athens for the Agency. It became operational in 2013, and the new regulation formalised staff being based in Athens. The objective is to reduce mission costs, the carbon “footprint” as well as to increase efficiency and to match the Agency’s operational needs regarding flexibility.
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