Success of the ETSI Mission-Critical Push To Talk Plugtests Event

On 23 June 2017 took place the ETSI Mission-Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) Plugtests event, gathering 140 participants from 19 different vendors. The event took place at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France. The test sessions were observed by seven government and public safety network operator organizations from Belgium, Finland, France, Norway and the UK.

Launching the European Defence Fund

Today June 7th the EC announced the launch of the European Defence Fund. 

The fund has been created as a response to the increased instability and conflicts in the neighbourghood of the EU and to the new security threats that are emerging. These new challenges cannot be adressed by member states alones, hence the need for a comprehensive strategy. 

New EU Strategy for more Resilient Societies Around the World

Today June 7th, the EC issued a press release setting out the new EU strategy for more resilient states and societies around the world. The goal of this strategy is to move from crisis containment to a more structural and long-term approach to global challenges. Instead of spending enormous resources to react in the aftermath of events, it emphasizes an approach based on anticipation, prevention and preparedness. This will guide the EU’s external action as presented by the EU Global Strategy.