The German telecommunications regulator imposes ex post price regulation on the incumbent in the retail fixed access and local and national voice calls markets in spite of critical comments of the EC Commission based on the Framework Directive (Deutsche Telekom)

The decision of European Commission (the Commission ) is legally founded in article 7(3) of the 2002 Framework Directive on electronic communications networks and services [1] (the “Framework Directive” ) which empowers the Commission, through its Society and Media, and Competition Directorates-General, to make comments to a National Regulatory Authority (“NRA” ) when a NRA drafts measures falling within the scope of the Framework Directive, the Access Directive or the Universal Service Directive. Article 7 consultations are meant to ensure consistent and transparent regulation across the European Union (EU ) based on EU competition law principles, in markets where there is a market failure. It should be noted that according to the electronic communications framework Directive, when

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Stéphanie Yon-Courtin, Olivier Fréget, Mathieu Guennec, The German telecommunications regulator imposes ex post price regulation on the incumbent in the retail fixed access and local and national voice calls markets in spite of critical comments of the EC Commission based on the Framework Directive (Deutsche Telekom), 14 juin 2006, e-Competitions June 2006, Art. N° 1383

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