The CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations) met in Amsterdam from 20 to 21 June 2007. It confirmed its wish of working actively to develop the postal and telecommunications market in Europe. Switzerland reported on the success achieved by the CEPT at the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which was held in 2006.
The previous annual Assembly of the CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations) held in Bonn in June 2006 developed the joint European positions to be defended in other international bodies. Common viewpoints on the priorities and objectives to be set in Europe in the postal sector and in electronic communications were developed, among other things, regarding the use of the radiofrequency spectrum.
Switzerland, as president of the CEPT working group on ITU affairs (WG-ITU) undertook the preparation and coordination of the European positions within this body. Under its impetus, particular emphasis was placed on the necessity of re-establishing balanced ITU finances.
Contacts between the CEPT and similar organisations on other continents in the world continued and were strengthened, notably on the occasion of the ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-06), which took place in November 2006. There was also the matter of applying the decisions of the second phase of the UNO World Summit on the Information Society, which was held in Tunis in 2005.
The last Assembly of the CEPT took place on 20 and 21 June 2007 in Amsterdam. Switzerland, as chair at that time of the ITU working group, reported on the group's activities since the last Assembly in 2006. In particular, it presented an account of the success achieved at PP-06 thanks to the efforts to ensure European coordination.