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BEREC events 2015

2nd Contact Network meeting for 2015 in Budva

Event date: 14.05.2015

The 2nd meeting of the BEREC Contact Network for 2015 took place on 14 and 15 May 2015 in Pržno (Budva), Montenegro, kindly hosted by the Electronic Communications and Postal Services of Montenegro (EKIP). The meeting was chaired by Mr Pedro Ferreira – Head of European Affairs, ANACOM, representative of the BEREC Chair 2015, Prof. Fátima Barros – President of the Board of ANACOM.

The meeting was attended by senior representatives of the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) with primary responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the markets for electronic communications networks and services. NRAs from the EU Member States, the EFTA States and the States that are candidates for accession to the EU were represented. Representatives of the European Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) also attended the meeting.

The objective of the 2nd meeting of the BEREC Contact Network was to prepare the 23rd meetings of the BEREC Board of Regulators (BoR) and the BEREC Office Management Committee (MC)to take place on 4 and 5 June 2015 in Bergen (Norway).

In that respect the Contact Network considered all topics to be included in the BoR and MC agendas and concluded the following:

I. Documents to be submitted to the Board of Regulators (BoR)

The Contact Network agreed to submit the following documents to the BoR:

1.  As ‘A’ items (without presentation and discussion):

1.1. For approval for publication and submission to the European Parliament (EP), the Council of the European Union (EU), the Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Court of Auditors (ECA): Draft BEREC Reports 2014;

1.2. For approval for publication: Draft BEREC Report on fixed and mobile termination rates in the EU as of January 2015;

1.3. For approval for public consultation: Draft BEREC Report on Common Characteristics of Layer 2 Wholesale Access Products in the EU.

1.4. For approval for internal use: Draft Project Requirements Document (PRD) for the preparation of BEREC report on post-merger market developments;

2.  As regular items (with presentation and discussion):

2.1. For approval and publication: Draft BEREC Report on How Consumers Value Net Neutrality in an Evolving Internet Marketplace: a report into ecosystem dynamics and demand side forces (including the annexed Studies);

2.2. For discussion and decision on the next steps: Draft BEREC Work Programme (WP) 2016

2.3. For approval for public consultation: Draft BEREC Report on oligopoly analysis and regulation;

2.4.  For approval for internal use:

-  Draft BEREC Internal Report on the regulatory treatment of termination of calls originated outside EEA;

-  Draft BEREC Report on common indicators of bundles in the EU;

-  Draft Report on Information Sharing-Portal: Implementation Scenarios.

-  Up-dated BEREC Communication Plan; the BEREC Office was requested to prepare a high-level document, which will published after its approval by the BoR.

2.5. For information:

-  Outcome of the BEREC Workshop on Accessibility (4 March 2015, Brussels);

-  Report on the results from the BEREC International Mission to China;

-  Work Programme (WP) 2015 status update;

-  Information on the electronic voting procedures since the last plenary meeting.

2.6. Oral up-dates:

The BoR will be briefed on the following topics:

-  Recent Chair’s activities;

3rd BEREC Stakeholder Forum Meeting (15 October 2015, Brussels);

-  BEREC international activities.

The Commission was invited to provide information to the BoR on important initiatives not included in the agenda of the next plenary meeting.

II. Documents to be submitted to the BEREC Office Management Committee (MC)

The Contact Network agreed to submit the following documents to the MC:

1.  As ‘A’ items (without discussion):

For approval and publication:

-  Draft BEREC Office MC Decision on appraisal of contract agents;

-  Draft BEREC Office MC Decision on engagement and use of “2f” temporary agents;

-  Draft BEREC Office MC Decision to repeal the MC Decision covering schooling fees;

-  Draft BEREC Office MC Decision on “attestation procedure” relevant for officials;

-  Draft BEREC OfficeMC Decision on adoption of five IR relevant for staff serving in third countries;

-  Draft BEREC OfficeMC Decision on “working time” at the BEREC Office;

-  Draft BEREC Office MC Decision on the change of category of staff.

2.  As regular items (with presentation and discussion):

2.1.  For approval for publicationand submission to the ECA, to the Commission, to the EP and the Council of the EU: Draft BEREC Office Consolidated Annual Activity Report 2014

2.2.  For approval for publication:

-   Draft BEREC Office MC Decision on proposal No 1 to the MC for transfers from Titles 1 and 2 to Title 3 in the BEREC Office Budget (following the examination of the respective proposal by the BEREC Office Administrative Manager);

-   Draft BEREC Office MC Decision on request for Amendment No 1 of the Budget and the Establishment Plan for the Financial Year 2015;

-   Draft BEREC Office MC Decision concerning the reimbursement of travel, subsistence and other expenses incurred in the course of journeys made by persons not employed by the BEREC Office and repealing Decisionâ„– mc/2013/5 of 6 June 2013;

2.3. For consideration and information:

-   BEREC Office Report on operation and budget execution January-March 2015;

-   Explanatory Note on transfers by Administrative Manager in BEREC Office Budget 2015 in January-March 2015

The MC will also be briefed about the recent activities of the BEREC Office Advisory Group.

The next meeting of the CN will take place on 10 and 11 September 2015 in Vienna/Baden (Austria) and will be hosted by the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications .

The  CN meeting will be attended by the senior representatives of the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) with primary responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the markets for electronic communications networks and services. NRAs from the EU Member States, the EFTA States and the States that are candidates for accession to the EU were represented. Representatives of the European Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) also attended the meeting.