Telecoms Package

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Introduction[edit]

The Telecoms Package is a proposal from EU Commission to reform the EU’s regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services with a view to completing the internal market for electronic communications. This package includes:

  • a proposal for directive (COD/2007/0247) that amends 3 previous directives:
    • Access Directive (2002/19/EC)
    • Authorisation Directive (2002/20/EC)
    • Framework Directive (2002/21/EC)
  • a proposal for a directive (COD/2007/0248) that amends 2 previous directives:
    • Universal Service Directive (2002/22/EC)
    • Personal Data and Protection of Privacy Directive (ePrivacy) (2002/58/EC)
  • a proposal for a Regulation creating a new European Electronic Communications Market Authority (COD/2007/0249)

The three-strikes approach should be out of the scope of these legislative proposals. Nevertheless some amendments have been introduced to include the three-strikes approach in the proposals for directives of the Telecoms Package. Therefore, La Quadrature du Net is alerting about dangers of such an inclusion.

Note that the proposal for a Regulation creating a new European Electronic Communications Market Authority (COD/2007/0249) does not include anything related to three-strikes approach, so it won't be discussed further here.

Timeline[edit]

Analysis by La Quadrature[edit]

Campaigns by La Quadrature[edit]

European Parliament[edit]

The Lawtracks facility enables a comparison of the different versions of the Telecoms Package texts.

COD/2007/0247[edit]

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2002/21/EC on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive), 2002/19/EC on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and services (Access Directive), and 2002/20/EC on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (Authorisation Directive)

Responsible committee: Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Rapporteur: Catherine TRAUTMANN (PSE, France)[edit]

First Reading[edit]
Committees for Opinion[edit]

COD/2007/0248[edit]

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks (Universal Service Directive), Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on Privacy and electronic communications) and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on consumer protection cooperation

Responsible committee: Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Rapporteur: Malcolm HARBOUR (EPP-ED, United Kingdom)[edit]

First Reading[edit]
Committees for Opinion[edit]

Original versions (2002) of Directives Amended by Telecoms Package[edit]

The Lawtracks facility enables a comparison of the different versions of the Telecoms Package texts.

Commission Proposals[edit]

The Lawtracks facility enables a comparison of the different versions of the Telecoms Package texts.

Commission Amended Proposals (06/11/2008)[edit]

Commission Initial Proposals (13/11/2007)[edit]

Council of EU Common Position[edit]

The Lawtracks facility enables a comparison of the different versions of the Telecoms Package texts.

French Presidency Compromise Proposal Agreed by COREPER (20/11/2008)[edit]

French Presidency Proposal to Working Party (6,10,23/10/2008)[edit]

Other Official EU Resources[edit]

Other Miscellaneous Resources[edit]


See also a press release from Kathy Sinnot, Irish MEP