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Political Memory: David HAMMERSTEIN, former MEP

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General Data

Functions in European Parliament

  • 21/07/2004 - 30/01/2007 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (Substitute)
  • 21/07/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Member)
  • 21/07/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Petitions (Member)
  • 15/09/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Delegation for relations with Israel (Member)
  • 15/09/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Delegation to the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (Member)
  • 15/09/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council (Substitute)
  • 31/01/2007 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Foreign Affairs (Substitute)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Graduate in sociology (University of California, 1973-1978) Natural economy and geography teacher at secondary level (Godella, 1991-1999)
  • Environmental adviser (1999-2003)
  • Spokesman for Els Verds del País Valencià (Valencian Greens), 1998-2003
  • International spokesman for Los Verdes (Spanish Greens), 2000-2004
  • Spanish delegate to the European Federation of Green Parties/European Green Party (2000-2004)





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02/09/2008 Telecoms Package Plenary Speeches

It is obvious that only a light shadow is what remains of the ambitious project that the European Commission introduced one year ago. It is a pity by many reasons, since consumers need an independent european management and not a club of national regulators strongly influenced by the national champions.

The Greens are against turning the European Agency for the Regulation of the Telecommunication Market in a simple club of regulators funded by themselves, lacking transparency and with not enough control or capacity of veto by the European Commission. The independence of this new body is in question.

It is also a pity that, because of the pressure of the big telecommunication operators, it is not provided the access to the big telecommunications infrastructures to the new innovative business, thus forcing doubling the infrastructures.

The Greens defend technological neutrality and functional disaggregation to end with the dominant positions of the national big

telecommunications operators. However, the European Parliament has showed itself too shy, influenced by the lobbies, avoiding the interest of the new and more innovative enterprises, which are already providing a big part of the wireless services in Europe and

which favor the citizens.

I regret to tell that, in general, a big opportunity to give much more european value added to the telecommunications market has been

lost. We are worried particularly by some dangerous proposals of Harbour report which clearly infringe the Net Neutrality principle as a communication media, threaten the users' privacy, threatens freedom on the Net and above all, clearly exceed the legal scope of the telecommunication package when it talks about content, when talking about what is lawful or unlawful, legal or illegal, of intelectual

property, when talking of information filtering.

This package deals with market infrastructure, deals with consumers and not about turning the Internet servers into digital policemen.