The telecommunications formation of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council will take place in Brussels on 4 December 2018. The deputy permanent representative to the EU, Katrina Williams, will represent the UK.
The Council will begin with the Austrian presidency seeking to secure a partial general approach on the digital Europe programme. A progress report and policy debate will then take place on the European cyber-security industrial, technology and research competence centre and the network of national co-ordination centres proposal. Following this, a progress report and exchange of views will take place on the e-privacy regulation
Afterwards, the discussion of AOB items will follow, including the adoption of the European electronic communications code (EECC) and Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) proposals. Information from the Austrian presidency will be given on the progress of current legislative proposals, namely: the recast public sector information directive; the .eu top level domain regulation; and the Cybersecurity Act. The Austrian presidency will also provide an update on the state of play of the digital single market. The Council will end with a presentation from the incoming Romanian presidency on its work programme for the first half of 2019.