A Europe of Communications, the policies of the European Union in the communication sector
A Europe of Communications, the policies of the European Union in the communication sector,
Athens: Kastaniotis, 2002, pp. 152. ISBN 960-03-3303-3
This book describes the initiatives and policies of the European Union (EU) in the field of communications. It assesses these policies as well as the intervention of the EU in the communications sector.
It analyses the axes of the European audiovisual and communications policies, as these are identified in the initiatives and actions of the EU and describes the role of the EU to form a harmonized European communication sector that would be competitive in the globalized society of information and knowledge.
Topics the book analyzes are the Directive for a Television Without Frontiers, digital television, the approach of the EU towards public service broadcasters, the concentration of media ownership and commercial communications.
It also describes the policies towards High Definition Television, cable and satellite transmission, the deregulation of telecommunications, the radio spectrum, and the initiatives of eEurope and safe networks.