EU telecom watchdog plan dead on arrival: "The Berec guidelines were hailed as closing perceived loopholes in EU legislation on the openness of the internet, which had worried digital activists.
Berec consists, somewhat confusingly, of Berec - which does not have the status of agency - and the Berec Office - which is an EU agency, but the smallest of its kind.
Last September, the commission proposed that the two entities should be merged and given the status of an EU agency.
The commission said Berec is receiving ever more tasks in the move towards a Digital Single Market in Europe.
"It seems appropriate and necessary to build on this experience by turning both together into a fully fledged agency," the proposal noted.
The EU executive also proposed that Berec's annual budget should be increased from around €4 million to some €14 million, and to increase its staff from 27 to 60.
The commission's plan can only become law if it receives the support from the European Parliament, and the Council of the EU, but both institutions are reluctant." 'via Blog this'