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1995/0207(COD) Telecommunications: interconnection, universal service and interoperability of networks and services, open network provision ONP

Progress: Procedure completed

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Former Responsible Committee ECON READ Imelda Mary (icon: PES PES)
Former Responsible Committee ECON READ Imelda Mary (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion ENER VAN VELZEN W.G. (icon: PPE PPE)
Former Committee Opinion RELA MANN Erika (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion JURI
Former Committee Opinion ENVI WHITEHEAD Phillip (icon: PES PES)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC before Amsterdam E 100A

Events

1997/07/26
   Final act published in Official Journal
1997/06/30
   CSL - Final act signed
1997/06/30
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
1997/06/11
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 3rd reading
1997/06/11
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 3rd reading
Documents
1997/06/10
   EP - Debate in Parliament
Details

Commissioner Fischler welcomed the fact that Parliament and Council had agreed on the funding of the universal service, the cross-border arbitration process, cost-based pricing, reasonable pricing and number ‘portability’. In this last respect, the Commission agreed that the subscriber should be able to have any telephone call made to him at the former company transferred in return for a reasonable fee. The Commissioner also confirmed that Article 7(1) of the ‘Interconnection’ Directive would be applied to all organisations operating the public telecommunications networks and/or publicly available telecommunications services as set out in Annex 1.

1997/06/02
   CSL - Decision by Council, 3rd reading
1997/06/02
   CSL - Council Meeting
1997/05/21
   EP - Report tabled for plenary by Parliament delegation to Conciliation Committee, 3rd reading
1997/05/21
   EP - Report tabled for plenary, 3rd reading
Documents
1997/04/29
   CSL/EP - Joint text approved by Conciliation Committee co-chairs
Documents
1997/04/29
   EP/CSL - Joint text approved by Conciliation Committee co-chairs
Documents
1997/04/16
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1997/03/20
   EP/CSL - Final decision by Conciliation Committee
1997/03/19
   EP/CSL - Formal meeting of Conciliation Committee
1996/11/26
   CSL - Parliament's amendments rejected by Council
Details

The Council established that it was not in a position to take over all of Parliament’s amendments to its common position of 17 June 1996 concerning the proposal for a directive relating to interconnection in the telecommunications sector. The Conciliation Committee would therefore be convened under the terms of Article 189b of the Treaty.

1996/11/26
   CSL - Council Meeting
1996/11/11
   EC - Commission opinion on Parliament's position at 2nd reading
1996/09/19
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 2nd reading
1996/09/19
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading
Documents
1996/09/18
   EP - Debate in Parliament
Details

The rapporteur, Mrs Read, again presented the amendments that had not been taken over by the Council, namely those relating to the cost and financing of the universal service, the cost of interconnection, environmental protection, telephone numbering and the setting-up of a European regulatory authority. Commissioner Bangemann declared that the establishment of a regulatory authority was absolutely essential. He assured the rapporteur that Amendments Nos 5 and 27 on number portability would be acceptable and that Amendment No 10 would also be taken over if it could be re-worded.

1996/09/09
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
1996/09/09
   EP - Vote in committee, 2nd reading
1996/09/09
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
Documents
1996/08/15
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1996/06/20
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading
1996/06/19
   CSL - Council Meeting
1996/06/18
   CSL - Council position
1996/06/18
   CSL - Council position published
Documents
1996/06/14
   EC - Commission communication on Council's position
1996/03/21
   CSL - Council Meeting
1996/03/20
   EC - Modified legislative proposal
1996/03/20
   EC - Modified legislative proposal published
1996/02/29
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
1996/02/14
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
1996/02/14
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
1996/02/13
   EP - Debate in Parliament
Details

The rapporteur, Mrs Read (PSE, UK), said that most of the amendments were of a technical nature, though this did not mean that they were not based on a coherent philosophy: the aim of the directive was to ensure a universal service for telephone users at an acceptable cost and in accordance with a set of clear rules for the industry. Commissioner Bangemann began by declaring that the Commission could take over 45 of the 70 amendments tabled. He went on to point out that the universal service did not mean a public service and with this in mind he supported the rapporteur’s definition by emphasising that the universal service should provide each citizen with the same quality of service at an affordable price. Mr Bangemann also said that there was no contradiction between a universal service and the rules of the market, since the latter was not a jungle where there were no holds barred. Rather the market could be regarded as an instrument that formed an integral part of a mass of instructions that were fixed in relation to other objectives lying outside the sphere of the market, such as social justice and the protection of the environment. He also gave examples of the deregulation and improvement of the universal service, as in the case of Scotland and Sweden. With regard to interconnection, he declared that he was in favour of environmental considerations being included when setting up new installations. This was why Amendment No 44 was preferable to Amendment No 70, because it provided that the interconnection agreements would include conditions on compliance with town and country planning requirements. Finally, the Commissioner reaffirmed his confidence in the new technical opportunities being made available, provided they proved to be of more practical use to consumers than had been the case in the past.

1996/01/29
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1996/01/29
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1996/01/29
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1996/01/25
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1996/01/25
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
1996/01/25
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
1996/01/25
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
1996/01/17
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1996/01/11
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1995/11/27
   CSL - Debate in Council
Documents
1995/11/27
   CSL - Council Meeting
1995/11/21
   EP - WHITEHEAD Phillip (PES) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
1995/10/17
   EP - VAN VELZEN W.G. (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in ENER
1995/10/17
   EP - MANN Erika (PES) appointed as rapporteur in RELA
1995/09/18
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
1995/07/19
   EC - Legislative proposal
1995/07/19
   EC - Legislative proposal published
1995/04/06
   EP - READ Imelda Mary (PES) appointed as rapporteur in ECON
1995/04/06
   EP - READ Imelda Mary (PES) appointed as rapporteur in ECON

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  • date: 1996-09-19T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:C:1996:320:TOC title: OJ C 320 28.10.1996, p. 0126-0138 title: T4-0463/1996 summary: type: Text adopted by Parliament, 2nd reading body: EP
  • date: 1996-11-11T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=1996&nu_doc=535 title: EUR-Lex title: COM(1996)0535 summary: type: Commission opinion on Parliament's position at 2nd reading body: EC
  • date: 1997-04-16T00:00:00 docs: title: PE222.099 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 1997-04-29T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=3610%2F97&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 3610/1997 type: Joint text approved by Conciliation Committee co-chairs body: CSL/EP
  • date: 1997-05-21T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A4-1997-171&language=EN title: A4-0171/1997 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:1997:182:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 182 16.06.1997, p. 0003 type: Report tabled for plenary by Parliament delegation to Conciliation Committee, 3rd reading body: EP
  • date: 1997-06-11T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:1997:200:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 200 30.06.1997, p. 0060-0067 title: T4-0290/1997 summary: type: Text adopted by Parliament, 3rd reading body: EP
events
  • date: 1995-07-19T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=1995&nu_doc=379 title: EUR-Lex title: COM(1995)0379 summary:
  • date: 1995-09-18T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 1995-11-27T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=1888*&MEET_DATE=27/11/1995 title: 1888
  • date: 1996-01-25T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary:
  • date: 1996-01-25T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: title: A4-0017/1996
  • date: 1996-02-13T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=19960213&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament summary: The rapporteur, Mrs Read (PSE, UK), said that most of the amendments were of a technical nature, though this did not mean that they were not based on a coherent philosophy: the aim of the directive was to ensure a universal service for telephone users at an acceptable cost and in accordance with a set of clear rules for the industry. Commissioner Bangemann began by declaring that the Commission could take over 45 of the 70 amendments tabled. He went on to point out that the universal service did not mean a public service and with this in mind he supported the rapporteur’s definition by emphasising that the universal service should provide each citizen with the same quality of service at an affordable price. Mr Bangemann also said that there was no contradiction between a universal service and the rules of the market, since the latter was not a jungle where there were no holds barred. Rather the market could be regarded as an instrument that formed an integral part of a mass of instructions that were fixed in relation to other objectives lying outside the sphere of the market, such as social justice and the protection of the environment. He also gave examples of the deregulation and improvement of the universal service, as in the case of Scotland and Sweden. With regard to interconnection, he declared that he was in favour of environmental considerations being included when setting up new installations. This was why Amendment No 44 was preferable to Amendment No 70, because it provided that the interconnection agreements would include conditions on compliance with town and country planning requirements. Finally, the Commissioner reaffirmed his confidence in the new technical opportunities being made available, provided they proved to be of more practical use to consumers than had been the case in the past.
  • date: 1996-02-14T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: title: T4-0050/1996 summary:
  • date: 1996-03-20T00:00:00 type: Modified legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=1996&nu_doc=121 title: EUR-Lex title: COM(1996)0121 summary:
  • date: 1996-06-18T00:00:00 type: Council position published body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=6901%2F96&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 06901/2/1996 summary:
  • date: 1996-06-20T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading body: EP
  • date: 1996-09-09T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 2nd reading body: EP summary:
  • date: 1996-09-09T00:00:00 type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A4-1996-276&language=EN title: A4-0276/1996
  • date: 1996-09-18T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=19960918&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament summary: The rapporteur, Mrs Read, again presented the amendments that had not been taken over by the Council, namely those relating to the cost and financing of the universal service, the cost of interconnection, environmental protection, telephone numbering and the setting-up of a European regulatory authority. Commissioner Bangemann declared that the establishment of a regulatory authority was absolutely essential. He assured the rapporteur that Amendments Nos 5 and 27 on number portability would be acceptable and that Amendment No 10 would also be taken over if it could be re-worded.
  • date: 1996-09-19T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading body: EP docs: title: T4-0463/1996 summary:
  • date: 1996-11-26T00:00:00 type: Parliament's amendments rejected by Council body: CSL summary: The Council established that it was not in a position to take over all of Parliament’s amendments to its common position of 17 June 1996 concerning the proposal for a directive relating to interconnection in the telecommunications sector. The Conciliation Committee would therefore be convened under the terms of Article 189b of the Treaty.
  • date: 1997-03-19T00:00:00 type: Formal meeting of Conciliation Committee body: EP/CSL
  • date: 1997-03-20T00:00:00 type: Final decision by Conciliation Committee body: EP/CSL
  • date: 1997-04-29T00:00:00 type: Joint text approved by Conciliation Committee co-chairs body: EP/CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=3610%2F97&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 3610/1997
  • date: 1997-05-21T00:00:00 type: Report tabled for plenary, 3rd reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A4-1997-171&language=EN title: A4-0171/1997
  • date: 1997-06-02T00:00:00 type: Decision by Council, 3rd reading body: CSL
  • date: 1997-06-10T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=19970610&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament summary: Commissioner Fischler welcomed the fact that Parliament and Council had agreed on the funding of the universal service, the cross-border arbitration process, cost-based pricing, reasonable pricing and number ‘portability’. In this last respect, the Commission agreed that the subscriber should be able to have any telephone call made to him at the former company transferred in return for a reasonable fee. The Commissioner also confirmed that Article 7(1) of the ‘Interconnection’ Directive would be applied to all organisations operating the public telecommunications networks and/or publicly available telecommunications services as set out in Annex 1.
  • date: 1997-06-11T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 3rd reading body: EP docs: title: T4-0290/1997 summary:
  • date: 1997-06-30T00:00:00 type: Final act signed body: CSL
  • date: 1997-06-30T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 1997-07-26T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: title: Directive 1997/33 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=31997L0033 title: OJ L 199 26.07.1997, p. 0032 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:1997:199:TOC
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  • date: 1996-06-20T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: ECON date: 1995-04-06T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs, Industrial Policy rapporteur: group: PSE name: READ Imelda Mary
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  • date: 1997-03-20T00:00:00 body: EP/CSL type: Final decision by Conciliation Committee
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  • date: 1997-05-21T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A4-1997-171&language=EN type: Report tabled for plenary, 3rd reading title: A4-0171/1997 body: EP type: Report tabled for plenary, 3rd reading
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  • body: EP responsible: False committee: RELA date: 1995-10-17T00:00:00 committee_full: RELA External Economic Relations rapporteur: group: PSE name: MANN Erika
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