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BEREC event 2014

19th BEREC Plenary Meeting in Ireland

Event date: 05.06.2014

BEREC held its 19th meeting on 5 and 6 June 2014 in Dublin (Ireland), kindly hosted by the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg). The plenary meeting was chaired by the BEREC Chair 2014, Mr Göran MARBY, Director-General of PTS.

The meeting was divided into 2 parts, namely: meeting of the Board of Regulators and meeting of the Management Committee of the BEREC Office. The meeting was preceded by a workshop on 4 June 2014 dedicated to the operation interaction between the BEREC Office and its Management Committee.

The main results of the meeting are as follows:

Board of Regulators (BoR)

The BoR approved for publication BEREC's Opinion on the Commission Recommendation on Relevant Product and Service Markets Susceptible to ex ante Regulation and a revised BEREC Common Position on geographic aspects of market analysis (definition and remedies).

The BoR also approved the following documents:
-               BEREC Annual Reports - 2013;
-               BEREC integrated snapshot on termination rates (fixed, mobile and SMS), as of January 2014.
-               BEREC Evaluation: recommendations and follow-up actions;
-               Revised BoR Rules of Procedure.

The BoR held an orientation debate on the forthcoming review of theBEREC Medium-term Strategy Outlook and the structure of the BEREC Expert Working Groups. These were considered jointly in the context of the draft BEREC 2015 Work Programme outline presented by the 2015 BEREC Chair, Dr Fatima Barros. The BoR also approved the draft agenda for the 2nd meeting of the BEREC Stakeholder Forum to take place in Brussels on 16 October 2014.

The 2nd stakeholder forum meeting will focus on the following topics:
-               the review of the BEREC Medium Term Strategy Outlook;
-               the BEREC 2015 Work Programme;
-               the margin squeeze test;
-               the future model for roaming.

The BoR discussed the cooperation between BEREC and FCC, the Euro-Mediterranean Regulators Group (EMERG) and REGULATEL. At the invitation of the BEREC Chair a representative of FCC joined the meeting and both sides discussed several topics of mutual interest, such as net neutrality, spectrum management and consumer empowerment.

BEREC Office Management Committee (MC)

The BEREC Office MC discussed current issues related to the functioning of the BEREC Office. The MC approved the following documents:

-                    Decision on the appointment of the HR Officer;
-                    BEREC Office 2013 annual activity report (AAR);
-                    MC opinion on the 2013 BEREC Office final accounts;
-                    Revised MC Rules of Procedure.

The MC took note of the preliminary observations of the European Court of Auditors prior to their Report on the annual accounts of the BEREC Office for the financial year 2013. The MC also discussed the Annual Administrative Report from the BEREC Office Authorising Officer (AO)/Administrative Manager, the 2013 BEREC Office final accounts and the state of play of the execution of the 2014 BEREC Office Budget as at 31 March 2014.

  

Related documents:

PDF Termination Rates Benchmark Snapshot (as of January 2014)
PDF BEREC Annual Reports - 2013
PDF BEREC Evaluation: Recommendations and Follow-up Actions Report 2014
PDF BEREC's Opinion on the Commission Recommendation on Relevant Product and Service Markets Susceptible to ex ante Regulation
PDF BEREC Common Position on geographic aspects of market analysis (definition and remedies)
PDF BEREC Report on the public consultation of the revised Common Position on geographical aspects of market analysis (definition and remedies)

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