Multi-sector regulator HAKOM officially established

20 Jun 2014

In a release on its website yesterday, the newly restructured Croatian telecoms regulator announced its relaunch as the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries, on the same day that amendments to the Electronic Communications Act and the new Regulation of the Rail Services Market entered into force creating a single national authority for the regulation of electronic communications, postal and rail services.

The government adopted amendments on 3 April 2014 to merge the Croatian Postal & Electronic Communications Agency (HAKOM) with the Agency for the Regulation of Railway Services (ARTZU), as part of wider government fiscal consolidation measures. Parliament adopted the legal amendment to merge the two regulators in late-May, forming the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries – although the multi-sector regulator has retained the HAKOM abbreviation because of the name recognition factor.

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