E.U. Says Luxembourg Stalling On Telecom Rules

Law360, New York (January 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Commission has sent Luxembourg a second reasoned opinion regarding the nation’s telecommunications markets, detailing the steps Luxembourg must take to comply with a 2003 court ruling.

Luxembourg’s rules on obtaining rights to roll out telecommunications networks next to roads and railway lines aren’t transparent enough, according to the European Commission. If Luxembourg doesn’t satisfy the E.C. within two months, the Commission may refer the matter to the Court of Justice and request fines.

“Luxembourg must complete the long overdue adoption of transparent procedures for...
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