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Telecoms package: EPP Group regrets timing of the new proposal. Pilar del Castillo MEP


11 Sep 2013



“The completion of the telecoms single market has always been a priority of the EPP Group because a fully connected Europe will highly impact the competitiveness of the European Economy and could increase GDP by up to 110 billion euros, or 0.8%, per year”, said Pilar del Castillo, EPP Group coordinator of the Industry, Research and Energy committee, as she welcomed the European Commission proposal for a European Single Market for Electronic Communications to achieve a connected Continent.

Nevertheless, the EPP Group believes the proposal is unfortunately not well-timed. “Given the short time left until the end of this parliamentary mandate there will be difficulties in having deep and thorough debate on important issues, such as net neutrality, amongst others. This situation could have been avoided with a timely proposal from the Commission", Pilar del Castillo said. However, she pointed out that “the EPP Group is determined to put great effort into boosting the completion of the single market for electronic communications”.


For further information:

Pilar del CASTILLO VERA MEP, STR - Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175982

Katarzyna Klaus, EPP Group Press and Communications Service, tel.: +32 484 138359


Note to Editors

The EPP Group is by far the largest political group in the European Parliament with 275 Members from 27 Member States.


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