EU Wants 5 Countries Fined For Putting Off Telecom Reforms

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT) -- The European Union on Thursday asked the bloc's highest court to impose daily fines on five member states for failing to adopt consumer protection and competition regulations for telecommunications companies that went into effect more than a year ago.

The EU referred Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia to the Court of Justice for not passing national laws to implement 2009 legislation that aims to make the telecommunications industry more transparent, improve the quality of service customers receive and make it easier for them to...
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