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Spain's EU ETS registry latest to resume operations

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The national emissions registry of Spain has resumed normal operations following the completion by the European Commission of its review of the adequacy of the Spanish national registry’s security measures. Spain's registry is the seventh to resume normal operations following the suspension from 19 January 2011 of transactions, except for the allocation and surrender of allowances, in all EU ETSi national registries due to cases of cyber theft. The registries of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, the UK and Portugal have already resumed operations.

The Commission reported that Spain has provided reasonable assurances that the minimum security requirements are in place. Spain's registry is the seventh to resume normal operations following the suspension of transactions in all EU ETS national registries due to cases of cyber theft.