Significant progress expected by May concerning ENISA dossier

[@ 11.03.11.] Minister of State for Infocommunications Zsolt Nyitrai, representing the Hungarian EU Presidency met Giles Chichester, the European Parliament’s chief rapporteur for ENISA and Christian Ehler and Silvia-Adriana Ticau the dossiers’ shadow rapporteurs and European Commission officials to discuss the proposed temporary extension of the mandate and also the modernisation of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).

“Network and Information security is a priority of the Hungarian ICT presidency programme. On the one hand we need to boost indispensable trust and network security at EU level by modernising ENISA. But on the other, we also need to ensure the uninterrupted operation of ENISA. We have a good chance that the Council would arrive to the end of the procedure on the temporary extension of the Agency’s mandate at the TTE Council meeting in May.” – Nyitrai underlined.

Nyitrai also met other MEPs during his visit in Strasbourg. Approaching the midterm of the presidency semester, the crucial EU legislative dossiers in telecoms were discussed with Gunnar Hökmark, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Catherine Trautmann and Malcolm Harbour.

The series of meetings confirmed that the Presidency is on the right track to fulfil its programme contributing to the implementation of the Digital Agenda.