14 October 2006

EU telecoms rules: 9 new infringement cases opened, while 8 cases go into the second round

The European Commission has opened nine new infringement cases against Member States for possible infringements of EU telecoms rules. The Commission is also sending a reasoned opinion, thereby opening the second stage of infringement proceedings, to eight Member States. The majority of cases in this new round concern a failure to complete market reviews to assess the status of competition on national telecom markets or the lack of caller location information to emergency authorities. The Commission also closed 9 cases, following satisfactory implementation of EU legislation in the Member States concerned. see also New round of infringement proceedings in electronic communications: What are the issues?