EC, Germany To Meet In Court Over Telecom Law Row

Law360, New York (June 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Germany's new telecom law, which the European Commission claims will allow Deutsche Telekom to escape regulation, will land the country in court.

The EC disclosed on Wednesday that it will refer Germany to the European Court of Justice, claiming that “Germany has failed to remove new provisions in German law that could grant Deutsche Telekom a 'regulatory holiday' in spite of its dominant position in the broadband market.”

“The Commission has repeatedly warned Germany that its new telecom law violates EU Telecom Rules, but without success,”...
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