CASE COMMENT: REGULATORY - TARIFF SETTLEMENT - PARLIAMENTARY COMPETENCE

Telecommunications - Fee for the use of public property: The Council of State holds that a fee which is not proportionate to its counterpart is a tax which must be enacted by the Parliament (Free)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CE, April 25, 2007, Société Free, n° 287486 The power to charge for the use of critical infrastructure or to price scarce resources in a market is a major instrument in the arsenal of any regulator. The absence in France of theoretical reflection on the role of regulation in public action and, consequently, of adaptation of tools and procedures to this new conception of the State's organisation and modes of action has just been illustrated once again by a decision of the Conseil d'État (Council of State) handed down at the request of Free. It is known that some telephone numbers, because of their brevity, have a higher value for operators - be it one, two

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Thierry Tuot, Telecommunications - Fee for the use of public property: The Council of State holds that a fee which is not proportionate to its counterpart is a tax which must be enacted by the Parliament (Free), 25 April 2007, Concurrences N° 3-2007, Art. N° 13925, pp. 158-159

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