The last European Telecommunications Ministers meeting during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU is taking place in Brussels today. The focus is on the free movement of data, 5G network connectivity and the new European Telecommunications Code. During the morning session the ministers supported Presidency’s efforts to reach the general approach on the free flow of data within 2017.
On 4 December, Council agreed its position (general approach) on updating the rules for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication (BEREC). This agreement paves the way for negotiations to begin with the European Parliament.
The first meeting of the recently elected Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG) was held in Athens on 29 and 30 November 2017, during which topics of the Agency’s forthcoming work programmes were discussed.
The amended CEF Telecom Work Programme 2017 has been published, including the announcement of the first call for WIFI4EU.
A summary of the Committee’s public hearing is now available.
Agenda items include energy & environment, digital, transport and general policy items.
Grids have been up-dated and addtional ones introduced.