CEPS Task Force

Achieving the Internal Market for E-communications


CEPS Task Force Report:
Achieving the Internal Market for e-communications
Author: Andrea Renda, CEPS Senior Fellow

Over the past two years, the debate on the review of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications has become hectic. After the European Commission adopted its proposed set of measures in November 2007, the European Parliament has shown an unprecedented interest in topics such as spectrum policy, functional separation of the incumbents’ networks, the creation of a new European authority on telecoms, etc. After the successful experience of the first CEPS Task Force on “Policy Challenges for the Information Superhighway”, which ended in June 2006, a new Task Force on “Achieving the Internal Market for e-communications” was launched by CEPS with the explicit aim to provide expertise to Members of the European Parliament in their reading of the proposed review. The Task Force was chaired by Magnus Lemmel, former Acting Director General at DG Enterprise, European Commission, and currently Senior Advisor at KREAB. This report summarises the results of the opinions that were expressed over five meetings, the last two of which took place inside the European Parliament. This highly influential report was drafted by Andrea Renda, Senior Fellow at CEPS.
Date Published: 20 June 2008
Pages: 72
Magnus Lemmel, Senior Advisor at KREAB and former Acting Director General of DG Enterprise, European Commission
Andrea Renda, CEPS Senior Fellow


Launch meeting: 7 Jun 2007
1st meeting: 4 Oct 2007
2nd meeting: 7 Nov 2007
3rd meeting: 6 Dec 2007
4th meeting: 29 Jan 2008
5th meeting: 9 April 2008

Andrea Renda

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy

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