EU telecoms law

Telecoms law in the EU has been progressively harmonised since the 1990s.

Current rules – EU Communications Code

Harmonised European rules are set out in the European Electronic Communications Code (Directive (EU) 2018/1972) which member states are obliged to implement from 21 December 2020.

Prior rules – EU Common Regulatory Framework

The EU Common Regulatory Framework consisted of the 2002 package, updated in 2009:

The 2002 package

2009 Update

Last updated: April 2020.