Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council:Written statement - HCWS295

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Made on: 30 November 2017
Made by: Karen Bradley (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
Commons

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

The Transport, Telecommunications, and Energy (TTE) Council will take place in Brussels on 4 and 5 December 2017. The UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU will represent the interests of the UK at the Telecommunications session on 4 December.

Telecoms
The Council will seek to gain a General Approach among EU Member States on the proposals laying down the renegotiated regulatory framework for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). The UK is proposing to vote in favour, subject to scrutiny, having already submitted a formal request for scrutiny clearance or waiver, ahead of the Council vote.

The Presidency is expected to provide a progress update on the e-Privacy regulation, expected to be used as a means of highlighting the importance of privacy online.

Also tabled is a policy debate on the Commission's Initiative on the Free Flow of Data proposal.

The Presidency will provide information relating to the DSM initiative on 5G, with an update on the 5G Spectrum roadmap. Additional agenda items include information from the Presidency on European Electronic Communications Code, as well as the Council conclusions on cyber security and the Council’s action plan.

Other
The Council will be receiving information from the Bulgarian delegation, as the incoming Presidency in the first half of 2018, to set out their work programme for the next six months.

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