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"On the same 'wave length'?: Telecommunications reform in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain"

Jeronimo, Venilde. (1997) "On the same 'wave length'?: Telecommunications reform in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    The Southern-tier states of the European Union (Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain) share two interesting political motivations for telecommunications reform. First, privatization is perceived by national leaders not as a tool for restructuring but as a tool to pursue other regional objectives, such as the use of receipts from telecommunications privatization to reduce national deficits and public debt to meet the convergence criteria for full participation in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and future development of the European Union (EU). Second, the introduction of competition in telecommunications networks and services is not strictly perceived as a tool to accrue the economic benefits associated with liberalization, but a trade-off national leaders face if the European Commission is to allow national telecommunications organizations to participate in international telecommunications alliances. Telecommunications reform can be pursued for economic motivations, yet these examples illustrate that political motivations exist in the Southern-tier states for policy adjustment in the sector.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Portugal
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > telecommunication policy
    Countries > Italy
    Countries > Spain
    Countries > Greece
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 43
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23

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