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Regulatory aspects

The European Commission performs an ambitious task to develop competition in the telecommunications, energy, transport and postal sectors by applying a set of regulations aimed toward greater market liberalisation. The Commission's goal is to increase economic efficiency and welfare for all European consumers. This task is supported by regulatory authorities all over Europe.

In the EU Member States, services in these industries have previously been provided by national organisations with exclusive rights to provide a given service. The Commission took the lead in the process of market liberalisation and issued a number of guidelines in order to break up the European market and to encourage new entrants to start competing with the former monopolies. New market conditions require strategic adjustment and restructuring of enterprises.

It is crucial to act in accordance with the legal requirements since EU competition rules are applied to all regulated industries. EE&MC has broad experiences in all regulatory aspects.