Skip to main content
Shaping Europe’s digital future
Press release | Publication

Media freedom: the Commission refers Hungary to the Court for failure to comply with EU electronic communications rules

Today, the Commission has decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice for breaching EU telecoms rules with the Hungarian Media Council's decision to reject Klubradio's application for the use of radio spectrum on highly questionable grounds.

radio journalist

© Getty images

The conditions attached to the use of radio spectrum and procedures to grant, prolong, renew or revoke those rights are subject to EU electronic communications rules, set out in the European Electronic Communications Code (Directive (EU) 2018/1972). Under the EU electronic communication rules, the rights to use radio frequencies must be assigned on the basis of objective, transparent, non-discriminatory and proportionate criteria.


Full press release