The Reform of EU Electronic Communications Law: Revolution or Evolution?

  • Maartje de Visser


This chapter discusses what institutional model is best able to address identified deficiencies in enforcement of the EU’s Electronic Communications Framework, i.e. lack of consistency and independence of national regulatory authorities. An examination of the three paradigm models otherwise available in EU law reveals that the current ‘network-based’ model is basically sound. While it should be strengthened and supplemented, it should not be replaced. The author argues that it is time to move beyond these ‘basic’ questions of institutionalisation to the more fundamental question of the constitutionalisation of this model, through a debate on the legitimacy and accountability of its central construct: the European Regulators Group.


Member State National Court Commission Decision Common Position National Competition Authority 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International and European LawMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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