Prepared by ETNO working groups of company representatives, these require the consensus approval by all ETNO Full Members.
Also prepared by working groups, Reflection Documents carry the approval of at least two-thirds of ETNO’s membership. Such a document does not necessarily represent the final position of ETNO on a topic, but provides a solid indication of the majority view among its members. Many ETNO papers take this form.
This is not a position paper but a document offering a common but unofficial viewpoint, agreed by consensus within an ETNO working group and endorsed by the association’s Executive Board. Expert Contributions differ from Common Positions and Reflection Documents in that they are not approved by ETNO’s membership at large. But they often address technical or organisational questions at the expert level and enable ETNO to comment quickly on a given subject when short deadlines are in play.
Issued on an occasional basis, these documents reflect common views shared by ETNO and other industry and trade organisations regarding either specific topics or horizontal issues.
Latest position papers
ETNO-GSMA Response to European Commission proposed Directives on Digital Taxation
European Commission (‘EC’) proposals for Council Directives on the common system of a digital services tax (‘DST’) on revenues resulting from the provision of certain digital services, and laying down rules relating to the corporate taxation of a significant digital presence.
ETNO response to the European Commission Public Consultation on measures to further improve the effectiveness of the fight against illegal content online
ETNO welcomes this opportunity to comment on the public consultation “on measures to further improve the effectiveness of the fight against illegal content online” launched by the European Commission, which follows in the footsteps of the Commission Communication of September 2017 and the Recommendation of March 2018. Our Association recognises the need to work towards an online environment respecting – to the fullest possible extent – the applicable legal requirements and, with this aim, to further address availability and proliferation of illegal content online.