Today, the European Union (EU) took its final step in enacting its new telecommunications legislation, the European Electronic Communications Code (the “Code”), which overhauls the existing EU legislative framework for telecommunications, dating from 2009. The Code was published in the Official Journal of the European Union today, and EU Member States will have two years to transpose relevant clauses of the Directive into national laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with it.  The deadline for that transposition (and the date from which the national laws should be enforced) is therefore December 2020.