EU reaches draft deal over Internet spat
Posted in: Government & Policy at 29/04/2009 18:49
The European Union has reached a draft deal to resolve a spat holding up a sweeping reform of the bloc's telecom sector, lawmakers and diplomats said on Tuesday.
The battle over handling copyright abuse has emerged as a final sticking point between EU states and the European Parliament, which have a joint say on the reform.
"Subject to final agreement by all member states tomorrow I do think we have a package which will advance the European telecoms sector," said Malcolm Harbour, a British centre-right member of the European Parliament.
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