Today, Ukrainian Parliament adopted a law on the National Commission for state regulation in the spheres of electronic communications, radio frequency spectrum, and provision of postal services (#6055).
This document is aimed to ensure the independence and administrative capacity of the sectoral regulator. It established the legal status of the national commission and special aspects of the organization of its activities as a regulator, its functions and powers, a procedure for drafting regulatory acts, as well as special aspects of control in the relevant markets.
The adoption of this law is a vital element to implement the reforms under the Law of Ukraine “On Electronic Communications”, fulfill obligations under the Association Agreement in this sector, and integrate into the EU Digital Single Market.
The law takes into account the key comments of BRDO experts we wrote about earlier. In particular, the law was brought into line with the Constitution of Ukraine and requirements of the European Electronic Communications Code on ensuring the regulator’s independence in appointing and dismissing its members.
In turn, the current members of the NCCIR keep working until the end of the six-year period.
We are sincerely grateful for the support of the European integration approach to the sectoral regulator’s independence, in particular, the MP Kira Rudyk, as well the chairman of the Digital Transformation Committee Mykhailo Kryachko and MPs.