The European Commission adopts its first veto decision under the new regulatory framework for electronic communications (Ficora, TeliaSonera)

"Market analyses under the New Regulatory Framework for electronic communications: context and principles behind the Commission's first veto decision"*1. Introduction On 20 February 2004 the Commission took a decision requiring the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (Ficora)to withdraw its draft regulatory measures concerning the markets for publicly available international telephone services provided at a fixed location in Finland. This was the first time the Commission exercised its so-called ‘veto power’ under Article 7 of the Directive on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive). This decision is an important step in the implementation of the New Regulatory Framework (NRF)as it provides clarifications on some

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  • Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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Andras G. Inotai, Luca Di Mauro, The European Commission adopts its first veto decision under the new regulatory framework for electronic communications (Ficora, TeliaSonera), 20 February 2004, e-Competitions February 2004, Art. N° 38379

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