Electronic communications: The Court of Justice interprets article 13 of the directive “authorisation” (Vodafone España SA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CJEU, 12.07.12, C-55/11, C-57/11 and C-58/11, Vodafone España SA Some Spanish municipalities have adopted tax orders subjecting operators to a tax whose chargeable event is the "private use" or "special exploitation" of the municipal public domain in order to provide supply services of general interest. Among the taxable services is mobile telephony. Telecommunications operators, Vodafone España and France Telecom España, brought actions against those tax orders. The cases were referred to the Tribunal Supremo, which, having doubts as to the interpretation of the Authorisation Directive (Directive 2002/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7

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