The European Council has reached political agreement on proposals to reform the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services. The Council has approved consolidated versions of the amended Framework Directive (2002/21/EC), Authorisation Directive (2002/20/EC), Access Directive (2002/19/EC), and Universal Services Directive (15758/08/EC, 15702/08/EC, 15695/08/EC and 15896/08/EC). The Council’s press release highlighted a number of points. In the Framework Directive, the focus is on national regulatory authorities, consolidating the internal market, and the management of radio frequencies. The Authorisation Directive concentrates on the granting of individual rights to the use of radio frequencies and harmonising radio spectrum. The Access Directive allows functional separation of services and the Universal Services Directive focuses on the provisions concerning the definition of publicly available telephone service.