The Austrian telecommunications law is strongly characterised by Community law requirements. In particular, on the basis of the provisions on competition of the EC Treaty (Article 81 [formerly Article 85], Article 82 [formerly Article 86] and Article 86 [formerly Article 90]), the EU Commission or the European Parliament and the Council have issued a great number of directives, regulations and decisions that contribute to implementing the Common Market for telecommunications services. An overview of the most important legal sources for the telecommunications sector is given below.
Documentation of the relevant EU legislation:
EUR-Lex provides access to legislation (Official Journal of the European Union), case law and the decision-making process of the European Union:
The Information Society Portal of the European Union provides all relevant information about the European Union, irrespective of the division of the European Commission into Directorates-General:
ECLAS is a publication library maintained by the European Union: