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After the Nord Stream sabotage, should France be worried about its submarine cables?

2022-10-05T12:14:08.955Z

THE VERIFICATION - Several NATO countries have indicated that they will strengthen the monitoring of these "data highways". The Élysée, for its part, recognized that recent events forced France to "increase its vigilance".



The recent sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea is a real source of concern for European countries.

While an investigation is underway to determine the causes and the person responsible for the explosions, several NATO countries, including Denmark and Norway, have indicated that they will strengthen the surveillance of these "

data highways

" .

Monday, October 3, Europe 1 echoed the very particular attention of France on this subject.

The radio understands that Emmanuel Macron has requested an inspection of the safety of French submarine cables from officials of the National Navy and the intelligence services.

Le

Figaro

, the Elysee confirms that "

the recent explosions in the Baltic Sea force us collectively to increase our vigilance

" but "

does not confirm

" the information of our colleagues.

A note summarizing the "

ministerial strategy for controlling the seabed

", dated February 2022, was already concerned about the vulnerability of the cables...

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Source: lefigaro

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