CPMR Calls for greater priority for Maritime Transport

Greater priority for Maritime Transport

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) has welcomed initial steps taken by the European legislators to acknowledge territorial cohesion as an objective of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) after 2020. However, the CPMR is concerned that the three co-legislators have failed to fully recognise the importance of maritime transport in CEF. The European Parliament’s…

Strengthening EU Cybersecurity

EU Strengthening Cybersecurity

Multiple challenges in strengthening EU cybersecurity remain despite the progress made, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court of Auditors. As the risk of falling victim to cybercrime or a cyberattack increases, it is essential to build resilience through strengthening governance, raising skills and awareness, and improving coordination, say the auditors. They…

Council of Europe anti-torture committee raises concerns over Romania’s prison abuse

Anti-torture committee raises concerns over Romania’s prison abuse

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published its report on its visit to Romania carried out from 7 to 19 February 2018.  The report highlighted abuse of Romanian prisoners by staff, inter-prisoner violence and allegations of police ill-treatment.   The report states…