Supervision of the Telecommunications Sector (Regulation/Directive)

According to the Commission, there are considerable weaknesses in the existing apparatus for supervising the telecommunications sector which consists of the national regulatory authorities (NRAs), other national authorities, the Commission, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the BEREC Office. It therefore wants to restructure this apparatus.


Extending the responsibilities of BEREC risks giving rise to the inappropriate centralisation of the telecoms regulation. In order to avoid this, BEREC decisions should be adopted by way of qualified majority rather than a simple majority. For the same reason, neither the Commission nor BEREC should have a right of veto against remedies of the NRAs. The right of veto is also in breach of the principle of subsidiarity.