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EU International Cyberspace Policy
The European Commission and High Representative’s 2013 Cyber Security Strategy was the EU’s first comprehensive policy document in this area.
Cyber threats have multiplied over recent years and can pose serious threats to the EU, its Member States and citizens. On 25 June, six EU countries signed a Declaration of Intent for the development of an EU Cyber Rapid Response Force, which more countries are expected to soon join.
The EU will strengthen cooperation on security in Asia and with Asian partners, in view of the importance of the region to global stability and security and thus to European interests. Priority areas are maritime security, cyber security, counter terrorism, CSDP and peacekeeping operations, hybrid threats, conflict prevention and the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons. Pilot cooperation projects will be developed with key partners to concretely advance shared interests in these areas.
The European Security and Defence College will in September launch a cyber platform to coordinate education, training, evaluation and exercises (ETEE) in the field of cyber security/defence across Europe.
The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Treats will strengthen cooperation between the EU and NATO, also delivering expert analysis, developing methodologies and conducting training to enhance capabilities to respond to hybrid threats.
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