Written Answers. - Electronic Communications Infrastructure.

Wednesday, 17 December 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 577 No. 4

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  86.  Mr. Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources  Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern   the position regarding proposals to base the European Network and Information Security Agency at the digital hub in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31267/03]

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. D. Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern  The Council of Ministers formally agreed the formation of ENISA on 19 November 2003. It is expected that the agency will come into existence in the first half of 2004. The Commission had proposed that the agency be established on a temporary basis in Brussels, pending the final decision on the permanent location of the agency. At the meeting of the European Council held in Brussels on 13 December last, the seat of a number of European Union agencies was decided. As part of this, it was decided that the European Network and Information Security Agency shall have its seat in the location in Greece to be decided by the Greek Government.


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