Letter to the Ministers of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE) concerning TSM

Marietje
Download (PDF): Letter to Ministers of the Telecommunications Council (TTE) concerning TSM Council of the European Union 175 Rue de la Loi B-1048 Bruxelles Belgique 4 March 2015 Dear Ministers of the Telecoms Council, We strongly urge you to adopt an ambitious position on the Telecoms Single Market. Both with regard to ending roaming charges and with regard to net neutrality. Without a strong Telecoms Single Market, the much needed Digital Single Market can not flourish. The European Parliament urged an end to roaming charges by the end of this year (2015). We consider proposed delays by 3 years (2018), or a suggestion to allow for 5 MB without charges per day, to lack ambition. Such outcomes will undoubtedly seriously disappoint citizens. The gap between ending roaming charges, and 5 MB per day is immeasurably large. Similarly, weakened proposals on net neutrality go against the European Parliament's repeated calls for clear definitions. We must ensure consumers are protected, innovative start-ups can develop and competition on the open internet is fair. We call on you to adopt proposals that put an end to roaming charges as soon as possible, and to have clearly defined net neutrality rules for Europe. Your decisions are of vital importance not only for the Telecoms Single Market, but also for the Digital Single Market. We have no time to lose in building future proof single markets for telecoms and the digital economy. Sincerely, Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Isabella Adinolfi (EFDD) Marco Affronte (EFDD) Clara Eugenia Aguilera García (S&D) Daniela Aiuto (EFDD) Nedzhmi Ali (ALDE) Martina Anderson (GUE/NGL) Pascal Arimont (EPP) Margrete Auken (Greens/EFA) Catherine Bearder (ALDE) Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea (ALDE) Tiziana Beghin (EFDD) Brando Benifei (S&D) Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (ALDE) José Blanco López (S&D) Franc Bogovič (EPP) David Borrelli (EFDD) Lynn Boylan (GUE/NGL) Klaus Buchner (Greens/EFA) Soledad Cabezón Ruiz (S&D) Enrique Calvet Chambon (ALDE) Matt Carthy (GUE/NGL) Nicola Caputo (S&D) Dita Charanzová (ALDE) Nessa Childers (S&D) Ignazio Corrao (EFDD) Rosa D'Amato (EFDD) Seb Dance (S&D) Philippe de Backer (ALDE) Dennis de Jong (GUE/NGL) Isabella de Monte (S&D) Gérard Deprez (ALDE) Tamás Deutsch (EPP) Martina Dlabajová (ALDE) Pascal Durand (Greens/EFA) Peter Eriksson (Greens/EFA) Ismail Ertug (S&D) Eleonora Evi (EFDD) Tanja Fajon (S&D) Fredrick Federley (ALDE) Jonás Fernández (S&D) Laura Ferrara (EFDD) Karl-Heinz Florenz (EPP) Lampros Fountoulis (NI) Mariya Gabriel (EPP) Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz (EPP) Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE) Sven Giegold (Greens/EFA) Juan Carlos Girauta Vidal (ALDE) Michela Giuffrida (S&D) Ana Maria Gomes (S&D) Maria Grapini (S&D) Antanas Guoga (ALDE) Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (S&D) Marian Harkin (ALDE) Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL) Mary Honeyball (S&D) Sophie in 't Veld (ALDE) Cătălin Sorin Ivan (S&D) Ivan Jakovčić (ALDE) Petr Ježek (ALDE) Kaja Kallas (ALDE) Petra Kammerevert (S&D) Barbara Kappel (NI) Karol Karski (ECR) Kateřina Konečná (GUE/NGL) Andrey Kovatchev (EPP) Zdzisław Krasnodębski (ECR) Constanze Krehl (S&D) Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (ALDE) Patrick Le Hyaric (GUE/NGL) Paloma López Bermejo (GUE/NGL) Curzio Maltese (GUE/NGL) Vladimír Maňka (S&D) Ernest Maragall (Greens/EFA) Marian-Jean Marinescu (EPP) Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL) Gesine Meissner (ALDE) Roberta Metsola (EPP) Martina Michels (GUE/NGL) Angelika Mlinar (ALDE) Luigi Morgano (S&D) Alessia Mosca (S&D) Ulrike Müller (ALDE) Siegfried Mureşan (EPP) József Nagy (EPP) Liadh Ní Riada (GUE/NGL) Norica Nicolai (ALDE) Andrey Novakov (EPP) Franz Obermayr (NI) Urmas Paet (ALDE) Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz (ALDE) Rolandas Paksas (EFDD) Aldo Patriciello (EPP) Eva Paunova (EPP) Emilian Pavel (S&D) Piernicola Pedicini (EFDD) Alojz Peterle (EPP) Morten Helveg Petersen (ALDE) Tonino Picula (S&D) Pavel Poc (S&D) Marcus Pretzell (ECR) Emil Radev (EPP) Jozo Radoš (ALDE) Julia Reda (Greens/EFA) Viviane Reding (EPP) Michel Reimon (Greens/EFA) Frédérique Ries (ALDE) Michèle Rivasi (Greens/EFA) Robert Rochefort (ALDE) Bronis Ropė (Greens/EFA) Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA) Jean-Luc Schaffhauser (NI) Christel Schaldemose (S&D) Csaba Sógor (EPP) Igor Šoltes (Greens/EFA) Renato Soru (S&D) Catherine Stihler (S&D) Neoklis Sylikiotis (GUE/NGL) Tibor Szanyi (S&D) Dario Tamburrano (EFDD) Marc Tarabella (S&D) Indrek Tarand (Greens/EFA) Pavel Telička (ALDE) Patrizia Toia (S&D) Nils Torvalds (ALDE) Ramon Tremosa i Balcells (ALDE) István Ujhelyi (S&D) Vladimir Urutchev (EPP) Viktor Uspaskich (ALDE) Ivo Vajgl (ALDE) Marco Valli (EFDD) Kathleen van Brempt (S&D) Matthijs van Miltenburg (ALDE) Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (ALDE) Hilde Vautmans (ALDE) Sabine Verheyen (EPP) Daniele Viotti (S&D) Anders Primdahl Vistisen (ECR) Renate Weber (ALDE) Josef Weidenholzer (S&D) Cecilia Wikström (ALDE) Iuliu Winkler (EPP) Flavio Zanonato (S&D) Tomáš Zdechovský (EPP) Carlos Zorrinho (S&D) Marco Zullo (EFDD)