The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted a recommendation for second reading contained in the report by Pilar del CASTILLO VERA (EPP, ES) on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union.
The committee recommended the European Parliament to approve, without amendment, the Council position at first reading.
The proposed Regulation will introduce harmonised rules to safeguard open internet access, to protect users' rights and to end roaming surcharges.
The Parliament adopted its first reading position on 3 April 2014. The Council's first reading position is in conformity with the agreement reached in the inter-institutional negotiations (trilogues).