Europe’s critical infrastructure and its vulnerabilities : promises, problems, paradoxes

Erik van der Vleuten, Per Högselius, Anique Hommels, Arne Kaijser

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Critical infrastructure (CI) can be damaged, destroyed, or disrupted by deliberate acts of terrorism, natural disasters, negligence, accidents, computer hacking, criminal activity, and malicious behaviour. To save the lives and property of people at risk in the EU [European Union]… any disruptions or manipulations of CI should, to the extent possible, be brief, infrequent, manageable, geographically isolated… The recent terrorist attacks in Madrid and London have highlighted the risk of terrorist attacks against European infrastructure. The EU’s response must be swift, coordinated, and efficient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Making of Europe's Critical Infrastructure
Subtitle of host publicationCommon Connections and Shared Vulnerabilities
EditorsP. Högselius, A. Hommels, A. Kaijser, E.B.A. Vleuten, van der
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781137358738
ISBN (Print)9781137358721
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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