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Analytical examination of the acquis

CHAPTER 10 – INFORMATION SOCIETY AND MEDIA

 Annotated Agenda for the Explanatory Screening

12-13.06.2006

Time

Subject

Acquis references

EC Speaker

12 June 2006

9.30

OPENING & INTRODUCTION

Paola Pampaloni, Head of Unit, DG ELARG/B.2

9.45

General Framework for the Information Society and Media Chapter

Olivier Pascal,
DG INFSO/A.4

10.00

i 2010

52005DC0229

Commission communication COM(2005)229 final of 1 June 2005 to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on “i 2010 – a European Information Society for growth and employment”

Maresa Meissl
DG INFSO/C.1

10.20

Electronic Communications [1]

Framework Directive [2]

32002L0021
Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of March 7, 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services

52005DC0204
Commission communication (COMMISSION COMMUNICATION (COM(2005) 204 Final) of May 24, 2005 on accelerating the transition from analogue digital broadcasting

32002D0627
Commission decision (2002/627/EC) of July 29, 2002 establishing the European Regulators Group for Electronic Communications Networks and Services

Cindy van den Boogert,
DG INFSO/A.4

10.35

Relevant markets and market analysis

32003H0311
Commission recommendation (C(2003)497) of February 11, 2003 on relevant product and service markets within the electronic communications sector susceptible to ex ante regulation in accordance with the Framework Directive

52002XC0711(1)
Commission guidelines (2002/C 165/03) on market analysis and the assessment of significant market power under the Community regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services

32003H0561

Commission recommendation (C(2003)2647 FINAL) of July 23, 2003 on notifications, time limits and consultations provided for in article 7 of Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of March 7, 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services

Eunike Prokop,
DG INFSO/B.5

10.50

Questions and Answers

11.10

Coffee break

 11.30

 Access Directive [3]

 32002L0019

Directive 2002/19/EC of  the European Parliament and of the Council of March 7, 2002 on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and associated facilities  

3200R2887
Regulation 2887/2000/EC of the European parliament and of the Council of December 18, 2000 on unbundled access to the local loop

32000H0417
Commission recommendation 2000/417/EC of 25 May 2000 on unbundled access to the local loop: enabling the competitive provision of a full range of electronic communications services including broadband multimedia and high-speed Internet

32005H0057
Commission recommendation
2005/57/EC of 21 January, 2005 on the provision of leased lines in the European Union. Part 1- Major supply conditions for wholesale leased lines

32005H0268
C
ommission recommendation 2005/268/EC of 29 March 2005 on the provision of leased lines in the European Union. Part 2- Pricing aspects of wholesale leased line part circuits

Commission recommendation (C(2005) 3480 final) and explanatory memorandum of September 19, 2005 on accounting separation and cost accounting systems under the regulatory framework for electronic communications

32002H0175
C
ommission recommendation (2002/175/EC of 28 February 2002 amending Recommendation 98/195/EC, as last amended by Recommendation 2000/263/EC, on interconnection in a liberalised telecommunications market (Part 1 – Interconnection pricing)

31998H0322
Commission recommendation of 8 April 1998 on interconnection in a liberalised telecommunications market (Part 2 – Accounting separation and cost accounting)

Krisztian Kecsmar,
DG INFSO/B.2

  11.50

Authorisation Directive

32002L0020
DIRECTIVE 2002/20/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of March 7, 2002 on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services

Pearse O’Donohue, DG INFSO/B.3

12.10

Universal Service Directive

32002L022

Directive 2002/22/EC of the European parliament and of the Council of March 7, 2002 on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks services

 32003H0058

Commission recommendation (2003/558/EC) of July 25, 2003 on the processing of caller location information in electronic communications networks for the purpose of location-enhanced emergency call services

 52006DC0163

Communication (COM(2006)163 final of 7 April 2006 from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, The European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions regarding the outcome of the Review of the Scope of the Universal Service in accordance with Article 15(2) of Directive 2002/22/EC

Davinia Wood,
DG INFSO/B.2

12.30

Commission Competition Directive

32002L0077

Commission directive 2002/77/EC of September 16, 2002 on competition in the markets for electronic communications networks and services

Commission inquiries into the telecommunications sector

Commission guidelines  (SEC(2003)89) on “criteria and modalities of implementation of the structural funds in support of electronic communications”

List of standards  and/or specifications for electronic communications networks, services and associated facilities and services

Christian Hocepied, DG COMP/C.1

12.50

Questions & Answers

13.10

LUNCH BREAK

14.40

Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications

32002L058
Directive 2002/58/EC of July 12, 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector

32006L0024 Directive 2006/24/EC of the European parliament and of the Council   of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communication services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC

52004DC0028
Commission communication (COM(2004)28) of 22 January 2004 on unsolicited commercial communications or ‘spam’.

Marcus Boklund,
DG INFSO/B.3

15.00

Radio Spectrum Decision

32002D0622
Commission decision  (2002/622/EC) of July 26, 2002 establishing a Radio Spectrum Policy Group

32002D0676
Decision  N° 676/2002/EC of  the European Parliament and of the Council  of March 7, 2002 on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community

32004D0545
Commission decision 2004/545/EC of 26 July 2004 on the harmonisation of radio spectrum in the 79 GHz range for the use of automotive short-range radar equipment in the Community.

32005D0050
Commission decision  2005/50/EC of 17 January 2005 on the harmonisation  of the 24 GHz range radio spectrum band fir the time-limited use by automative short-range radar equipment in the Community

32005D0513
Commission decision  2005/513/EC of 11 July 2005 on the harmonised use if radio spectrum in the 5 GHz frequency band for implementation of Wireless Access Systems including Radio Loca  Area Networks (WAS/RLANs)

32005D0928
Commission decision 2005/928/EC of 20 December 2005 on the harmonisation of the 169,4-169,8125 MHz frequency band in the Community (frequency band originally designated for the ERMES paging system).

31987L0372
Council directive 87/372/EEC of 25 June 1987 on the frequency bands to be reserved for the coordinated introduction of public pan-european cellular digital land-based mobile communications in the Community.

31990Y1231(01)
Council Resolution of 14 December 1990 on the final stage of the coordinated introduction of pan-European land-based public digital mobile cellular communications in the Community (GSM)

31987H0371
Council Recommendation 87/371/EEC of 25 June 1987 on the coordinated introduction of public pan-European cellular digital land-based mobile communications in the Community.

31991L0287
Council directive 91/287/EEC of 3 June 1991 on the frequency bands to be designated for the coordinated introduction of digital European cordless telecommunications (DECT) into the Community.

31991H0288
Council recommendation 91/288/EEC of 3 June 1991 on the coordinated introduction of digital European cordless telecommunications (DECT) into the Community.

32003H0203
Commission recommendation
2003/203/EC of 20 March 2003 on the harmonisation of the provision of public R-LAN access to public electronic communications networks and services in the Community

31999D0128
Decision 128/1999/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 December 19998 on the coordinated introduction of a third-generation mobile and wireless communications system (UMTS) in the Community.
This Decision is no longer in force but the implementation of this decision has led to the harmonisation of the bands 1900-1980, 2010-2025, 2110-2170 MHz for the coordinated introduction of third-generation mobile and wireless communications in the Community. It is expected that new Member States adhere to the spectrum plan adopted by existing Member States for these bands.

52005DC0461

Commission communication COM(2005)461 of 29 September 2005 from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – EU spectrum policy priorities for the digital switch-over in the context of the upcoming ITU Regional Radiocommunications Conference 2006 (RRC-06)

52005DC0400
Commission communication COM(2005)400 final of 14 September 2005 from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – A market based approach to spectrum management in the European Union/

52005DC0411
Commission communication COM(2005)411 final of 6 September 2005 from the Commission to the European Parliament – A forward looking radio spectrum policy for the European Union.

Cécile Hanoune,
DG INFSO/B.4
Paul Lippens de Cerf,
DG INFSO/B.4

15.40

Broadband Strategy

52006DC0129
Commission communication (COM(2006)129)final “Bridging the broadband gap”

52004DC0396
Commission communication (COM(2004) 396 final) of May 12, 2004 on “Connecting Europe at high speed: National Broadband Strategies”

52005PC0447
Commission communication (COM(2004) 447) of June 30, 2004 on mobile broadband services

32005H0292
Commission recommendation (C(2005) 1031 final) of April 6, 2005 on broadband electronic communications through powerlines

Lucilla Sioli,
DG INFSO/C.1

16.00

Questions and Answers

16.30

Coffee break

16.50

Internet

Internet Domain Names

  

ENISA

32000Y1402(02)

Council resolution of 3 October 2000 on the organisation and management of the Internet

 32002R0733

Regulation No 733/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 April 2002 on the implementation of the .eu Top level Domain 

32003D0375

Commission decision 2003/375/EC of 21 May 2003 on the designation of the .eu Top Level Domain Registry

 32004R0874

Commission regulation No 874/2004 of 28 April 2004 laying down public policy rules concerning the implementation and functions of the .eu Top Level Domain and the principles governing registration 32004D0541
Council decision 2004/541/EC of 5 July 2004 on the three stakeholders’ representatives and their alternates to the Management Board of the European Network and Information Security Agency

32004R0460
Regulation No 460/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2004 establishing the European Network and Information Security Agency

Victor Saez,
DG INFSO/A.
3,

Rogier HOLLA,

DG INFSO/A.3

17.10

Safer Use of Internet

e Content Plus

 eTEN

32005D0854

Decision No 854/2005/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2005 establishing a multiannual Community programme on promoting safer use of the Internet and new online technologies

31999D0276
Decision 276/1999/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council adopting a multi-annual Community action plan on promoting safer use of the Internet by combating illegal and harmful content on global networks

amended by 32003D1151 (OJ L 162 01.07.2003 p 1)

amended by 32003R1882 (OJ L 284 31.10.2003 p 1)

amended by 32004D0787 (OJ L 138 30.04.2004 p 12)

32005D0456

Decision No 456/2005/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2005 establishing a multiannual Community programme to make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable

31997D1336
Decision No 1336/97/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 1997 on a series of guidelines for trans-European telecommunications networks, amended by 32002D1376 (OJ L 200 30.07.2002, p.1)

Olivier Pascal,
DG INFSO/A.4

Cindy van den Boogert,
DG INFSO/A.4

17.25

Questions and Answers

 17.45

END OF DAY 1

 13 June 2006 

Audiovisual Policy

Maria Luisa Fernandez Esteban
DG INFSO/A.1

09.30

General Framework [4]

External measures:

-  UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity

-  The EU position at WTO on audiovisual products

European media standards ((Article 6 of the Treaty on the European Union))

Protocol on the system of public broadcasting in the Member States annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Community by the Treaty of Amsterdam amending the Treaty on the European Union, the treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related acts.

The Television without Frontiers Directive (see below)

Maria Luisa Fernandez Esteban, DG INFSO/A.1

10.00

The Television without Frontiers Directive:

- General provisions

- Jurisdiction

- Access of the public to major (sport events)

31989L0552
Council Directive 89/552/EEC of 3 October 1989 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by Law, Regulation or Administrative Action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities, as amended by 31997L0036

Renate Doerr,
DG INFSO/A.1

Maria Luisa Fernandez Esteban, DG INFSO/A.1

10.45

Questions and Answers

11.00

Coffee break

11.20

Television without Frontiers Directive:

- Advertising, teleshopping and sponsorship

- Protection of Minors, right of reply and monitoring of the Directive

31989L0552
Council Directive 89/552/EEC of 3 October 1989 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by Law, Regulation or Administrative Action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities, as amended by 31997L0036

Commission interpretative communication on certain aspects of the provisions on televised advertising in the "Television without Frontiers" Directive. C (2004) 1450 - 23.04.2004 , (OJ C 102 of 28.4.2004)

Council recommendation of 24 September 1998 on the development of the competitiveness of the European audiovisual and information services industry by promoting national frameworks aimed at achieving a comparable and effective level of protection of minors and human dignity. (OJ L 270, 07/10/1998 P.0048 –- 0055)

Marcel Boulogne
DG INFSO/A.1

Emmanuel Joly
DG INFSO/A.1

12.00 

Recommendation on the protection of Film Heritage

32005H0865
Recommendation 2005/865/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 November 2005 on film heritage and the competitiveness of related industrial activities (
OJ L 323/57, on 09.12.2005)

Kerim Esen,
DG INFSO/A.1

12.20 

The Media Programmes [5]

32000D0821
Council Decision 2000/821/EC of 20 December 2000 on the implementation of a programme to encourage the development, distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works (MEDIA Plus - Development, Distribution and Promotion) (2001-2005)
Official Journal L 336 , 30/12/2000 P. 0082 - 0091. Extended by
32004D0846: Decision n 846/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 ,
(OJ  L 157 , 30/04/2004 P. 0004 –- 0006)

32004D0845
Decision
163/2001/EC of the Council and European Parliament on the implementation of a training programme for professionals in the European audiovisual programme industry (MEDIA TRAINING) (2001-2005). Extended by Decision 845/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004, (OJ L 157, 30/04/2004, P 0001-P 0003)

Aviva Silver,
DG INFSO/A.2

12.45

Questions and Answers

13.00

LUNCH BREAK

Information Society Services  

  

14.30

14.50

E-signatures Directive

Standardisation aspects

31999L0093
Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a community Framework for Electronic Signatures

Claire Sion,
DG INFSO/C

Antonio Conte, DG ENTR/D.4

15.00

Electronic Commerce

32000L0031
Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (OJ L 178 17.07.2000, p. 1)“Directive on electronic commerce”)

Justyna Lawniczak,
DG MARKT/E.2

15.20

Conditional Access

31998L0084
Directive 98/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 1998 on the legal protection of services based on, or consisting of, conditional access (OJ L 320, 28.11.1998, p. 54)

Caroline Loup,
DG MARKT/E.2

15.40

Coffee break

16.00

The Notification Directive  [6]

31998L0048
Directive 98/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 July 1998 amending Directive 98/34/EC laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations (
OJL 217, 05.08.1998, p. 18)

32003D0840
Council Decision 2003/840/EC of 17 November 2003 relating to the conclusion on behalf of the European Community of Council of Europe Convention No 180 on information and legal cooperation on information society services (OJ L 321, 06.12.2003, p. 41)

Council of Europe Convention No 180 on information and legal cooperation on information society services

Christos Kyriatzis, DG ENTR/C.3, David Friggieri, DG ENTR/C.3,

 Salvatore D'Acunto, DG MARKT E.2/, Tereza Struncova, DG MARKT/E.2

16.20

IDABC

  

32004D0387R(01)

Corrigendum to Commission Decision 2004/387/EC of 28 April 2004 - Decision 2004/387/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on the interoperable delivery of pan-European e-Government services to public administrations, businesses and citizens (IDABC) (OJ L 144, 30.4.2004) Official Journal L 181 , 18/05/2004 P. 0025 - 0035

Zuzana Mazanová, DG ENTR/I.5

Constantinos Koikas, DG ENTR/I.5 

17.20

Concluding Remarks

Paola Pampaloni, Head of Unit, ELARG/B.2


 

[1]

31999L0005 Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity, as amended (OJ L91 of 07/04/1999, v.1) will be screened under Chapter 01 – Free Movement of Goods

 

[2]

European Regulators Group common position (ERG(03) 30rev1) of April 1, 2004 on the approach to appropriate remedies in the new regulatory framework

 

[3]

European Regulators Group common position (ERG(03) rev2) of May 25-26, 2005 on wholesale bitstream access; European Regulators Group common position (ERG (05) 20rev1) of September 22, 2005 on the coordinated analysis of the markets for wholesale international roaming

 

[4]

The following legal acts will be screened screened under Chapter 07 – Intellectual Property Rights:

 

31993L0083
Council Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (OJ L 290 , 24/11/1993 p. 9) html

32001L0029
Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society, as corrected (OJ L 167 22.06.2001 p. 10) html pdf - Consolidated text: 02001L0029-20010622 – 2002 Corrigendum
html

32000D0278
Council Decision of 16 March 2000 on the approval, on behalf of the European Community, of the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (OJ L 089 11.04.2000 p. 6) html pdf

22000A0411(01)
WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) - Joint Declarations
(OJ L 089 11.04.2000 p. 8)
html pdf

22000A0411(02)
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) - Joint Declarations (OJ L 089 11.04.2000 p. 15) html pdf

[5]

The Community preference will be the subject of a bilateral meeting with the Turkish authorities in the external relations context.

 

[6]

Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations will be screened under Chapter 01 – Free Movement of Goods

 

Table listing the precise parts of Eur-Lex Directory of Community legislation in force :

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/

13.20.60 Information technology, telecommunications and data processing

16.20 Dissemination of information

To a lesser extent, chapter-relevant acquis is classified under the following headings:

06. Right of establishment and freedom to provide services

13. Industrial policy and internal market

16. Science, information, education and culture

Information sources :

Eur-Lex search interface for documents with a Celex number (e.g.: ‘31987D0305’)

      http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/

Documents mentioned in the Annotated Agenda without a Celex number:

      DG Information Society website:

            http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/information_society/index_en.htm

            DG Internal Market website:

            http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/internal_market/index_en.htm

            DG  Competition website:

            http://europa.eu.int/comm/competition/index_en.html

Direct access to the Official Journal from 1998 onwards:

      http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/JOIndex.do?ihmlang=en

Direct access to European Court of Justice case-law:

      http://curia.eu.int/en/content/juris/index_form.htm

The acquis of the European Union under the management of DG Enterprise - list of measures (the “pink book”) – 30.06.2004:

            http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/enterprise/pdf/pink_book.pdf  


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