Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2295)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

2295. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the progress made to transpose the European electronic communications code. [34471/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The European Electronic Communications Code, Directive (EU) 2018/1972, is a cornerstone piece of legislation in the European Digital Single Market programme. It aims to recast the legislative framework underpinning the electronic communications sector throughout the Union and make it fit for the digital age. The Directive consists of over 100 Articles and over 300 Recitals and its transposition will be a complex process. Officials in my Department are working on the transposition of this important file. An internal Steering Group has been established to oversee the planning and drafting of the transposition and a detailed project plan has been agreed. In addition, my Department is engaging with the Commission for Communications Regulation, ComReg, industry representatives and other key stakeholders, as appropriate, to ensure the transposition is completed to the highest standard.