Friday, June 23, 2006

'Super Regulators' are here to save us

Why does the Commission exist if not to create regulation? It is certainly not there to get rid of it, if that were so then the caf├ęs and restaurants in the EU Quarter in Brussels would all be out of business.

According to the European Voice, the Commission are proposing a new 'Super Regulator' that would iron out differences in the single market. Apparently this will not lead to the dissolution of national regulators, however, Fortress EU is suspicious - so many times have we seen a moderate idea put into the EU sphere only to see the regulators take the ball and run with it taking it too far.

This idea was rejected by the Member States a few years ago as it was rightly felt that Member States' own regulators were more in tune with the needs of their own citizens. The Commission believes that regulation is now needed with the arrival of barrier-breaking broadband. What the Commission doesn't seem to recognise is that the internet is the ultimate regulation breaker as companies can, and will, simply move outside the EU. We will be left with a level playing field with no European players

The Grapevine

2 Comments:

Blogger Olly Kaye said...

Tell me about it, I am following the Television with Frontiers Directive, all they want to do is regulate, no matter what. What is worse is that they are trying to do it in the name of 'European Culture', what they don't understand is that if you over-regulate then everything will go abroad to America, and we will end up with even less European tv

June 23, 2006 12:07 pm  
Anonymous Keith said...

ah, hello "Olly Kaye" - good to see I'm not the only sad bastard who wants to find out who writes this thing...

June 23, 2006 5:02 pm  

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