EC wants fine for Poland for missing telecom rules implementation deadline.

By bne IntelliNews June 1, 2012
The European Commission has decided to refer Poland (alongside four other member states) to the EU Court of Justice because they have still not implemented the revised EU telecoms rules into their national laws, according to the EC's press release. The official deadline for doing so was May 25 of 2011. The Commission has also suggested the Court impose a daily penalty payment which would be paid as from the date of the Court's ruling until full transposition of the rules into national law is notified. In the case of Poland, the fine would be EUR 112,190.4 per day. The new telecoms rules give EU citizens and businesses higher levels of consumer protection and more choice, such as the ability to switch fixed or mobile phone operator without changing phone number within one working day.

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