Ministry: EU directive to be transposed after formation of parliament and gov't

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure said on Friday that the European Commission directive on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks would be introduced for adoption as soon as the new parliament and government were formed.

Croatia will prepare a response to the reasoned opinion of the European Commission in which it will say that the draft bill transposing Directive 2014/61/EU into national law will be introduced for adoption by the government and parliament as soon as they are formed, the ministry said in a statement.

At the same time the Electronic Communications Act and the State Survey and Real Estate Cadastre Act would be amended to transpose some of the directive's provisions.

The ministry noted that the draft bill fully transposing the directive had been finalised, a public consultation had been conducted and opinions had been collected from all relevant state bodies. Croatia could not complete the legislative procedure in accordance with the time frame provided in the directive because its government had received a vote of no confidence and parliament had been dissolved.

Croatia is one of 19 EU member states which have been warned by the European Commission over their failure to transpose into their national law the directive whose aim is to cut the cost of building a broadband network by 30 percent.

Last update: Fri, 30/09/2016 - 17:58

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