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A Wild Wild Web? Law, norms, crime and politics in cyberspace
Following the Council Conclusions on Cyber Diplomacy adopted in February 2015, the decision by the EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs to endorse the development of a framework for a joint EU diplomatic response to malicious cyber activities – the so-called Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox (CDT) – represents another step in strengthening the EU’s position as a ‘forward-looking cyber player’.
The Union’s recognition for the need for a common and comprehensive response signals that it now intends to make a better use of existing diplomatic tools in defence of its interests and values.