European court’s slapped wrist over implementing access rights directive

16 Jun 2003

The European Court of Justice has adjudged that Luxembourg has failed to properly introduce Directive 90/388/EEC on competition in the telecoms markets, which sets out regulations with respect to granting access rights for alternative network operators. The European Commission has subsequently commenced an infringement proceeding against the principality on the grounds that its legal framework is too vague and does not clearly establish the ground-rules for allowing it to refuse rights of way.