I am delighted to have received the following letter from our MEP Andrew Duff on Net Neutrality.
Dear Mr. Murray-Rust,
Thank you for your recent letter on the EU telecoms package. I fully share your concerns about preserving a liberal regime for the internet.
I am pleased to report that it was our Liberal ALDE group in the European Parliament which was decisive in achieving a majority of MEPs for the crucial amendment, which stated that “no restriction may be imposed on the fundamental rights and freedoms of end users, without a prior ruling by the judicial authorities … save when public security is threatened”.
The passage of this amendment meant that the telecoms package was not concluded in this Parliament at second reading. Negotiations will continue in conciliation, once the new Parliament assembles.
If re-elected, you can be sure that I will continue to be involved in these developments.
Andrew Duff MEP
Leader, UK Liberal Democrat European Parliamentary Party (LDEPP)
Spokesman, Constitutional Affairs for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
President, Union of European Federalists (UEF)
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