MADRID – What kind of industrial policy does the EU need to help consolidate and support Europe’s security market, and what does industry expect from this in the future?
While the Commission is reviewing a wide range of options, the views of policymakers and industry converged on what the top priority should be.
“The most urgent of these industrial policy actions is certification and standardisation,” Marco Malacarne, head of Security Research and Industry at the Commission, told a 12-13 March workshop here organised by DG Enterprise & Industry. The “Security Research Event” took place during Spain’s biannual HOMSEC security-defence industry trade fair.
“This issue has many implications – for our internal security market and for the strength of our exports in the sector,” he said, adding that the Commission has identified three civil security sub-sectors that demand immediate attention: border security, crisis management response capabilities and protection against CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive) threats.
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