The legislation on the regulatory framework for electronic communications, updated in 2009, invites the Commission to submit a multi-annual Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP). The general objective for the RSPP is stated in Article 8a(3) of the Framework Directive: "The Commission, taking utmost account of the opinion of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG), established by Commission Decision 2002/622/EC of 26 July 2002 establishing a Radio Spectrum Policy Group, may submit legislative proposals to the European Parliament and the Council for establishing multiannual radio spectrum policy programmes. Such programmes shall set out the policy orientations and objectives for the strategic planning and harmonisation of the use of radio spectrum in accordance with the provisions of this Directive and the Specific Directives."
After a period of negotiations between the legislators, on 13 December 2011 the Council agreed a common position on a Decision establishing the RSPP. Subsequently, the European Parliament approved the draft Decision at its Plenary on 15 February 2012 for final adoption.
14 March 2012: the European Parliament and the Council adopted Decision 243/2012/EU establishing the first Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP).
15 February 2012: the European Parliament agrees upon the common position of the Council allowing for the formal adoption of the first Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) (2010/0252(COD)). You can also watch the Parliament session that lead to the formal adoption of the RSPP. See also European Commission Press Release
13 December 2011: the Council agrees a common position on a European Parliament and Council Decision establishing the first multi-annual Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP).
20 September 2010: adoption by the Commission of the Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the first radio spectrum policy programme