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EU to Boost Protection of Infrastructure as Sabotage Fears Grow

  • Bloc will create ‘blueprint’ for tackling future incidents
  • Nord Stream leaks highlight vulnerability of EU infrastructure
The EU’s vulnerabilities came into focus when the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines suffered four major gas leaks last month.

The EU’s vulnerabilities came into focus when the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines suffered four major gas leaks last month.

Source: Swedish Coast Guard

The European Union will step up efforts to protect critical infrastructure from acts of sabotage, which in recent weeks have highlighted the bloc’s vulnerability.

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, will recommend this week that member states boost cooperation and stress test key infrastructure, starting with energy and followed by other high-risk sectors such as communications, transport and space, according to a draft document seen by Bloomberg News. The bloc will also create a “blueprint” mapping out how it will respond to future crises.