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July 26, 1988

ENDING OF STATE MONOPOLIES ON THE SALE OF TELECOM TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

By CBR Staff Writer

France has decided to go to the European Court of Justice to challenge the European Commission’s rule by dicatatorship in invoking an obscure provision of the Treaty of Rome to mandate the ending of state monopolies on the sale of telecommunications terminal equipment: no-one is greatly exercised by the content of the order, but several countries, including the UK, are concerned at the means invoked by the Commission to impose it, and the French feel strongly enough about the dangerous precedent being set to take the matter to court.

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