Migration and Home Affairs

Commission presents 19th Progress Report on the work to build an effective and genuine Security Union

Wednesday, 24 July, 2019

According to a progress report published today, the close cooperation between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission has enabled the European Union to take significant strides, including legislative ones, in the work to enhance the security of all European citizens.

However, the Commission also urged newly-elected Members of the European Parliament, together with the Council, to continue apace on a number of priority areas:

  • Countering terrorist propaganda online: Follow-up on commitments made in the context of the ‘Christchurch Call for Action’, and resume the work on the proposed rules to remove terrorist content from the internet.
  • Boosting cybersecurity: The EU Cybersecurity act now needs to be implemented. However, the work on a European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and a Network of National Coordination Centres, as well as cross-border access to electronic evidence must continue.
  • Strengthening digital infrastructures: Member States have now submitted their national risk assessments on the security risks linked to 5G development, as the Commission recommended. Now, Member States together with the Commission and the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), will work on an EU-wide risk assessment of 5G network infrastructures by October this year.

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