Germany will strengthen the security of critical infrastructure – Minister of the Interior

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Germany will improve the protection of critical infrastructure against sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines and damage to the Deutsche Bahn network, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said on Saturday.

BERLIN (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – October 15, 2022) Germany will improve the protection of critical infrastructure against sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines and damage to the Deutsche Bahn network, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said on Saturday.

“The security of our critical infrastructure has the highest priority,” Faeser said in an interview with German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.

Security agencies are taking “additional protective measures as necessary,” Faeser noted, adding that protection of maritime infrastructure has been bolstered by a significant increase in federal police presence at sea.

Later this year, Faeser will present a new critical infrastructure law to cabinet.

According to her, operators of critical facilities will be required to provide security against threats such as natural disasters, terrorism, sabotage and human error.

Incidents with Nord Stream and the Deutsche Bahn power grid have clearly shown that the situation has worsened, Faeser added.

Last Saturday, the German railway company Deutsche Bahn reported technical malfunctions, which caused a temporary stoppage of long-distance trains in northern Germany. Later, the company said that the suspension of rail transport operation was caused by sabotage.

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