CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS - EUROPEAN UNION - ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - PUBLIC DOMAIN OCCUPATION TAX

Electronic communications: The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies the conditions under which national authorities may levy charges on undertakings providing fixed telephony and internet access services (Ayuntamiento de Pamplona / Orange España)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment of 27 January 2021, the Court of Justice once again reviewed the conditions under which a charge for occupation of the public domain may be levied on undertakings providing fixed telephony and internet access services, in compliance with Articles 12 and 13 of theAuthorisationDirective (Directive 2002/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services, OJ 2002 L 108, p. 21). In the present case, the municipality of Pamplona in Spain required Orange España SAU to pay a charge for the private use or special exploitation of the subsoil and surface of the

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Francesco Martucci, Electronic communications: The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies the conditions under which national authorities may levy charges on undertakings providing fixed telephony and internet access services (Ayuntamiento de Pamplona / Orange España), 27 January 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100619, pp. 161-162

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