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dc.contributor.authorEuropean Commission
dc.descriptionCOM(2022) 252 final
dc.description.abstractThe Russian war of aggression against Ukraine dominates today’s EU security agenda. The war not only threatens Ukraine, but seeks to damage global stability and security. Inside the EU, it brings a range of risks to the security of citizens. There are new uncertainties over supplies of energy and other raw materials, and critical infrastructure may be targeted in cyberattacks. EU internal safety and security are jeopardised by potential attacks or accidents resulting from chemical, biological, radiological or chemical agents in the war zone. The vulnerabilities of millions of people who have fled the war can be quickly exploited by organised crime, through trafficking of women and children, who are particularly at risk. In the face of these new and potential threats, the EU has remained resolute and united. While the impact of the war has so far remained principally limited to the territory of Ukraine, the EU has stepped up vigilance and coordination with increased monitoring of the threat landscape, and has worked to strengthen resilience to ensure preparedness. In the Versailles Declaration of 10-11 March 20221, European leaders stressed the need to prepare for fast-emerging challenges, including by “protecting ourselves against ever- growing hybrid warfare, strengthening our cyber-resilience, protecting our infrastructure – particularly our critical infrastructure – and fighting disinformation”. The Security Union framework is central to ensuring security across the EU. The four strategic priorities set out in the Security Union Strategy2 remain directly relevant to this task in the current geopolitical context: (i) a future proof security environment; (ii) tackling evolving threats; (iii) protecting Europeans from terrorism and organised crime; and (iv) a strong European security ecosystem. The war has underlined the need for the EU and its Member States to make full use of legislative and policy instruments already available under the Security Union Strategy, which underpin coordinated EU support to Member States on issues from organised crime and terrorism, to cybersecurity and hybrid threats. The European agencies in the area of Justice and Home Affairs have also stepped up their efforts in response to the war in Ukraine, playing a key role in assessing threats and in supporting operational responses3. Continuous strengthening of the Schengen area’s operational practice and governance is another important factor. This fourth Security Union progress report focuses on the developments over the past few months since the Russian war of aggression against of Ukraine. It provides an overview of actions taken on all Security Union strands and considers the preparedness needs arising from potential security threats stemming from the war in Ukraine. Progress on other Security Union files can be found in annex
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Union
dc.subjectEU Health security
dc.subjectCriminal and terrorist activity
dc.subjectVigilance and coordination
dc.titleCommunication on the Fourth Progress report on the implementation of the EU Security Union Strategy
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