Euralarm was represented at the first meeting of the Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP), an initiative launched last month by European Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska during a plenary meeting at the European Parliament.
The European Commission presented alongside its 11th Security Union Report a set of operational and practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats and deliver a Europe that protects. The measures aim to address vulnerabilities exposed by recent attacks and will support Member States in protecting public spaces and help deprive terrorists of the means to act.
Euralarm published today a Communiqué to the European Commission explaining its views on the future of fire safety regulation in Europe. The topic is now in the spotlight after the Grenfell Tower tragedy and, as a follow-up, the European Commission aims create a Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP).
During a speech earlier this month at the European Parliament, Elzbieta Bienkowska, EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs presented the EU Commission's response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
The special Eurobarometer 464a on the attitudes of Europeans towards cyber security was published on 13 September. The survey reflects consistent rates of increase in online activity, with ever more respondents in the EU using the internet for their daily activities. At the same time, there are increasing concerns about security aspects and also higher incidents of cybercrimes compared to previous surveys.
The European Commission is reported on actions taken since President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union address to enhance security at the EU external border, improve information exchange between Member States, close down the space in which terrorists operate and prevent radicalisation. A year later, the Commission claims to have delivered on all security related priorities set out by President Juncker. .
The Strategic Advisory Board on Services of CEN-CENELEC, the European standardisation platform and a privileged partner of Euralarm, has developed a ‘Strategic Plan on Services standardisation’, in recognition of the untapped potential for economic growth of the services market in Europe, which Euralarm has long advocated for.