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On 7 and 8 January 2004, the plenary session of the French Assemblée Nationale is debating, in second reading, the "Projet de loi pour la confiance dans l'économie numérique", which, as a result of various amendments that have been put forward, is of major importance to telecommunications regulation, including the transposition of the EU regulatory framework.



Amongst many other topics, it addresses:



  • the extent of the National Regulatory Authority ART's future powers relating to retail tariff regulation.
  • the possibility and the associated conditions for public authorities (especially municipalities) to become full-service telecoms operators in their own right. 

A preliminary version of the written analytical summary of the Parliamentary record (in French) is available.


7 Jan 2004: session 1


7 Jan 2004: session 2


8 Jan 2004: session 1


8 Jan 2004: session 2