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Maritime security: Reasoned opinion to Iceland over security of its ports




The EFTA Surveillance Authority has decided today to deliver a reasoned opinion to Iceland because all Icelandic ports have yet to adopt and implement port security plans.

The main objective of the Directive on port security is to introduce measures at EEA level to enhance port security in the face of threats of security incidents. This includes ensuring that port security plans are developed, maintained and updated.

Since Iceland has still not implemented one of the main obligations of the Directive, the development and implementation of port security plans for all ports falling within the scope of the Directive, the Authority decided today to deliver a reasoned opinion. The purpose of this letter is to give Iceland a last chance to take corrective measures before the Authority decides whether to bring the matter before the EFTA Court.

A reasoned opinion is the second stage in infringement proceedings. The Authority may bring the matter before the EFTA Court if Iceland fails to take the measures necessary to comply with the reasoned opinion within two months.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Andreas Kjeldsberg Pihl
Press & Information Officer
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 66
mob. (+32)(0)492 900 187


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