Minister Kamp: with European proposal disappears Dutch net neutrality




If the current proposal from the European Council is a European directive, the Dutch net neutrality disappears. Development minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs in the House said. Dutch politics anchored net neutrality in recent years in the law.

Camp wants during consultations with the European Parliament and the European Commission still modify the proposal to Netherlands in any case his own net neutrality maintain, writes based on a parliamentary debate which took place Thursday. “We have to try that now to achieve the result that we so far have not been able to achieve in the consultation between Member States.”

Although initially seven or eight countries for the strict form of net neutrality were the Netherlands has introduced, finally settled in the negotiations only the Netherlands and Germany. Camp called the possible disappearance of net neutrality ‘a big step back. ”

Dutch politics began in 2011 with the anchoring of net neutrality in the Dutch law and the European Parliament voted last year for the Europe-wide introduction of the ‘Dutch variant. Before a measure the force of law in Europe, the European Commission, since the European Parliament and ministers from all Member States agree. That’s not happened yet.


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