The Directive on the resilience of critical entities (CER Directive) that was proposed by the European Commission in late 2020 seeks to strengthen the resilience of critical infrastructure to a range of hazards and threats, including natural disasters, health emergencies, terrorist attacks, or sabotage. Political agreement on the CER Directive by the European Parliament and the Council was reached in June 2022. The Directive has a wide sectoral scope covering eleven sectors: energy, transport, banking, financial market infrastructures, health, drinking water, wastewater, digital infrastructure, public administration, space, and food. It advances a risk-informed approach to enhancing resilience through technical and organisational measures and addressing the interdependencies and potential cascading effects of an incident. The CER Directive replaces the European Critical Infrastructure Directive of 2008.

Source: European Commission

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