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EC refers Portugal to court over Universal Service Directive

Friday 9 November 2018 | 15:39 CET | News
The European Commission has referred Portugal to the Court of Justice of the EU to ensure a correct implementation of the Universal Service Directive. The Portuguese authorities have imposed an obligation on telecom service providers to compensate the net costs of all universal services provided from 2007 by the universal service provider. 

Contrary to EU law, Portuguese authorities are asking operators to make an extraordinary contribution in 3 consecutive years for the financing of the net cost of the universal service incurred in the past. This is not in line with the requirements of transparency, non-discrimination and least market distortion established by the Universal Service Directive.



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Categories: General
Companies: European Commission
Countries: Portugal
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