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The Cabinet’s work in the area of telecommunications led to the important juridical step whereby Art. 90 of the Treaty of Rome was applied in the market for telecommunication terminal equipment. The Directive 88/301/EEC (16 May 1988) provided for the abolition of exclusive rights in this area by nearly all Member countries to their State national telecom companies despite substantial opposition in the relevant Commission meetings and legal challenges in the European Court of Justice the Commission’s decision was upheld.