In addition to being specialised in “hands-on” telecommunications and Internet policy and regulatory issues in European countries, T-REGS is actively involved with telecommunications and Internet policy and regulation, and related subjects, at the European Union (EU) level.
Since the foundation of T-REGS in 1995 (and in fact since the late 1980s), we have participated in nearly all public consultations held by European Union institutions concerning telecommunications and Internet policy and regulation, by drafting position papers on behalf of market participants and other interested parties, by preparing proposed amendments to draft Regulations, Directives, Implementation Acts, Guidelines, Recommendations, European Parliament and Council reports and documents, ERG/BEREC Common Positions, other instruments, etc., by attending public hearings, and often speaking at such hearings, etc.
On numerous occasions, we have also taken practical action at EU level, for example by drafting and filing successful complaints about erroneous transposition of EU directives in the Member States, by requesting the intervention of the European Commission at the development stage of national legislation and regulations, seeking to amend planned policies, initiating and participating in competition law and State Aid proceedings, etc.
T-REGS is therefore able to assist telecommunications operators and Internet companies in dealing with EU affairs, including escalation of local, regional or national issues to the EU level when and where appropriate.
This can be done on a case-by-case basis, or in a more structured fashion, for example by defining a specific monitoring programme, or on an outsourcing basis.
Further services can be custom-developed.