Skip to main content
European Commission logo
Migration and Home Affairs
News article30 June 2022Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

Enhancing the resilience of Europe’s critical entities against attacks and natural hazards

Enhancing the resilience of Europe’s critical entities against attacks and natural hazards

After several rounds of discussion, on 28 June, the European Council and the European Parliament reached political agreement on the Directive on the resilience of critical entities (CER Directive).

The European Commission proposed the Directive in December 2020. As a key part of the EU's work to build a Security Union, the new rules will strengthen the resilience of critical infrastructure against a range of non-cyber threats, including natural hazards, terrorist attacks, insider threats, or sabotage, as well as public health emergencies like the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

The new rules cover eleven sectors:

  • energy
  • transport
  • banking
  • financial market infrastructures
  • health
  • drinking water
  • waste water
  • digital infrastructure
  • public administration
  • space
  • food

Next steps

After the adoption of the Directive is formally approved by the co-legislators, it will be published in the Official Journal of the EU and enter into force 20 days after publication. Member States will then need to transpose the elements of the Directive into national law within 21 months.

More Information

Details

Publication date
30 June 2022
Author
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs