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Reinforcing the Commission's Power in the Communications Sector. An Issue for the Regulatory Framework Review



    (TELECOM Bretagne/Institut TELECOM; CEDRE-IODE (UMR-CNRS 6262))


The reform of the regulatory framework for electronic communications is in progress. One of its major issue could be an institutional one, as the European Commission announced its intention to reinforce its own power, in particular in order to supervise the remedies imposed by national regulators to the dominant operators. Highlighting the importance of the objective of consolidation of the Internal Market, this article examines the case for this reinforcement and analyzes the institutional architecture which endorses it. Even if the proposal to create a European Electronic Communications Authority constitutes an event, the issue of the reinforcement of the Commissions's power should not be considered in the sole light of this project which could be rejected or amended.

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  • Annie BLANDIN-OBERNESSER, 2008. "Reinforcing the Commission's Power in the Communications Sector. An Issue for the Regulatory Framework Review," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(70), pages 169-188, 2nd quart.
  • Handle: RePEc:idt:journl:cs7008

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    Competition law; Electronic communications; European Commission; European Regulator; European Regulators Group; Harmonization; Internal Market; National regulators; Regulatory framework; Relevant market analysis procedure; Review.;

    JEL classification:

    • K29 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Other
    • K30 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - General
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications


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