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Parliamentary questions
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9 June 2015
Question for written answer E-009296-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Michał Boni (PPE)

 Subject:  Spectrum policy in the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy and the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15)
 Answer in writing 

Assessing the impact of frequency allocation on European jobs and growth is a critical factor of the EU’s spectrum policy as it relates to the execution of the Digital Single Market strategy and in the run up to the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15).

This is particularly true for workers and enterprises active in Europe’s audiovisual, programme making and special events, and radio sector. This sector depends on the use of the radio spectrum to invest, create and distribute quality works produced by Europe’s world leading creative and cultural enterprises.

This allows for an audiovisual model that creates jobs and gives the general public access to local, diverse and plural European works and information.

In the light of this, can the Commission outline how it intends to address this aspect in its negotiations at WRC-15 (COM(2015)0234/1), and as part of its delivery of the related Digital Single Market strategy?

How does the Commission intend to display a balanced approach towards the spectrum policy, including the results of the Lamy report and, in particular, the suggested 20-25-30 model? Will public access be granted to all coming communications on theWRC-15 and on the execution of the DSM strategy as regards spectrum policy?

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