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eu-LISA becomes a "No More Ransom!" partner becomes a "No More Ransom!" partner15/12/2016 10:00:00<p>The global fight against ransomware continues tirelessly as the No More Ransom (NMR) project welcomes more than 30 new partners from both the public and private sectors. With more partners joining the fight, more decryption tools become available, offering new possibilities to victims of ransomware. </p><p> No More Ransom was launched in July 2016 by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, introducing a new level of cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. On <span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"> <a target="_blank" href=""></a></span> users can find information on what ransomware is and how to protect themselves and, equally important, victims can find tools to help them decrypt their blocked devices for free.</p><p> <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/PR-NMR.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Read the full Press Release!</span></a><br></p>
Two new studies highlight the significant contribution of EU Agencies to citizens and administrations new studies highlight the significant contribution of EU Agencies to citizens and administrations05/12/2016 22:00:00<p>​The 45 EU Agencies and Joint Undertakings make a vast contribution to the economic and political development of the European Union according to two new studies presented today during the EU Agencies Forum at the European Parliament. The studies highlight that while the EU Agencies represent less than 0.8% of the EU’s annual budget their contribution has widespread impact at citizen, industry and policy level.</p><p>The first study analyses the cost-effectiveness of the seven EU Agencies operating to support the Internal Market, and how they reduce the overall costs to taxpayers. The second study focuses on the contribution of 44 Agencies and Joint Undertakings to the Europe 2020 Strategy and the Juncker Commission Agenda.<br></p><p>The studies will be discussed today and tomorrow during the first EU Agencies Forum at the European Parliament. Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness and Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission, are speakers at the event.</p><p>Related Documents:</p><ul><li><a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/EU%20Forum/press_release.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Full Press Release</span></a></li><li><a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/EU%20Forum/EU%20Forum%20-%20biographies.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Event Speakers Biographies</span></a></li><li><a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/EU%20Forum/Deloitte%20Study_EU%20agencies%20contribution.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">How do EU agencies and other bodies contribute to the Europe 2020 Strategy and to the Juncker Commission Agenda?</span></a></li><li><a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/EU%20Forum/the_cost_of_non_agencies.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">The Cost of Non-Agencies with Relevance to the Internal Market</span></a></li><li><a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/EU%20Forum/eu_agencies_brochure_2016.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">EU Agencies Brochure</span></a><br></li></ul><p></p>
eu-LISA “JHATech 2016”: focus on technologies to enhance European citizens’ security “JHATech 2016”: focus on technologies to enhance European citizens’ security27/10/2016 03:00:00<p>In 2015, more than 1.2 million first time asylum seekers registered in Europe, more than double that of the previous year. A 58% increase in regular leisure and business travellers to Europe is anticipated in the next 10 years, meanwhile, with 300 million travellers set to enter Europe annually by 2025.</p><p>In the halls of Frankfurt, Brussels or Madrid airports, passengers transit through border checks using electronic gates. In Amsterdam and Stockholm, police on the beat check vehicle records using their mobile phones. Around the continent, incoming asylum seekers provide fingerprints to access European asylum processes. Europe's internal security is increasingly founded on modern technologies. Usage of innovative technologies is crucial to appropriately deal with the various threats faced, including terrorism, smuggling and cross-border crime, while enabling authorities to simultaneously cope with increasing flows of both regular and irregular travellers. </p><p>On 27th October, eu-LISA will host its annual conference, JHATech 2016, in Tallinn. Some 130 attendees are anticipated, representing EU and national authorities, practitioners, industry and academia.  Together, they will examine the interplay between national and European information technologies and also assess research and development activities that might provide for new tools to enhance operations going forward. Opportunities to bring added value by making IT systems more interoperable will be particularly studied. The proposed European Entry/Exit System will also be discussed. This new system for the electronic registration of all entries and exits of third country nationals into Europe will, pending approval of the relevant legislation in the coming months, be developed by eu-LISA.</p><p><strong>Krum Garkov</strong>, the Executive Director of eu-LISA noted that the main emphasis of this years's conference is on the individual technologies for law enforcement cooperation and IT tools to enhance border control through interoperability of the available means.  </p><p>Online web-streaming will be provided during the day of the conference at <a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"></span></a> and a twitter wall will be available to enable interactive participation from all locations (#JHATech2016.). </p><p><strong>Background</strong></p><p>This is the third conference organised by the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) to highlight the capabilities that modern technology provides to combine stronger security with ease of travel and thereby enable more efficient external border management in Europe. </p><p><strong>Links</strong></p><p>eu-LISA 2015 Conference highlights see:</p><ul><li><a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"></span></a></li><li><a href="/Newsroom/VideoGallery/Pages/default.aspx"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"></span></a></li></ul><p> </p><p>Contact: </p><p>Mare Haab</p><p>Ph: +371 588 78 668</p><p><a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"></span></a></p><p><a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"></span></a></p>
Dimitris Avramopoulos visits eu-LISA - interoperability of large-scale IT systems in the focus Avramopoulos visits eu-LISA - interoperability of large-scale IT systems in the focus16/10/2016 21:00:00<p>​Today, Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship visits the headquarters of the European Agency for the operation management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) in Tallinn. The aim of the visit is to meet with the Executive Director of the Agency, Krum Garkov, to discuss current technologies, applied in the fields of Justice and Home Affairs under the responsibility of eu-LISA, and focus on the advancement of the interoperability of these systems. Commissioner Avramopoulos meets also the staff of eu-LISA to discuss the important role of the Agency in facilitating freedom, security and justice in Europe and contributing, with the help of technologies, to EU values.</p><p>The Executive Director of eu-LISA Krum GARKOV emphasised: "The continuously growing needs and expectations of EU and the Member States towards the efficient use of the potentials, offered by information and communication technologies, are not only a challenge but also the striving force for our Agency. They make us constantly search for innovative solutions which support us to perform the operational tasks in line with the highest standards and to detect the most effective ways for addressing any disparities in the information systems. eu-LISA is no more a new Agency, as we are already entrusted with additional tasks, which is a clear recognition to our expertise and knowledge in the area we are responsible for. Yet, we are still a young agency and the visit of Commissioner Avramopoulos today to eu-LISA is a great acknowledgement to the dedicated work that my staff performs in Tallinn, as well as in Strasbourg and Brussels."  </p><p>During the one-day visit to Tallinn Commissioner Avramopoulos meets also with the President, the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior of the Estonian Republic.</p><p><strong>Background about eu-LISA:</strong></p><p>The European Agency, eu-LISA, was established to manage large scale information systems in the area of freedom, security and justice. It fulfils the operational management tasks for the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), Visa Information System (VIS) and Eurodac. These information systems are essential instruments for juridical and police cooperation, border management and the implementation of the migration and asylum policies of the EU. The Agency contributes to the fight against serious and organised crime in the EU and supports the management of external borders. eu-LISA is responsible for keeping all the IT systems under its control permanently functional in order to allow continuous and uninterrupted exchange of data between national authorities. eu-LISA ensures that it applies the highest levels of information security and data protection to the information entrusted to it. The seat of the Agency is in Tallinn (Estonia), the operational management is carried out in Strasbourg (France) with the business continuity technical site in Sankt Johann im Pongau (Austria). In 2015 eu-LISA carried out in close cooperation with MSs the Smart Borders Pilot testing phase to test new technologies on the EU borders and provide the decision-makers with information about the feasibility of deploying biometric identifiers at the Schengen external borders.</p><p><strong>Links:</strong></p><p>eu-LISA: <a href="/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"></span></a></p><p><strong>Contact:</strong></p><p>for media requests:</p><p>Mare Haab</p><p>Head of External and Internal Communication</p><p>e-mail: <a href=""><span class="ms-rteForeColor-3"></span></a></p><p>mob: +372 588 78 668</p><p> </p><p>for general information</p><p><a href=""><span class="ms-rteForeColor-3"></span></a></p>

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