Affiliations: Administration and Economics, University of Wroclaw
Abstract: The position of the President of the OEC (Office of Electronic Communications) in Poland is revered and held in high regard. This authority is treated as an independent regulatory authority. Independent authorities are a new category of bodies in Poland. The setting up of such regulatory authorities aims at the development of common market in network-bound sectors, which is important for the development of the entire market economy. Independent regulatory authorities are very effective in regulating network-bound sectors because they are not under political control. The position of the President of the OEC is interesting because this category of organization has been created by the Polish legislative (it should be noted that this process is in accordance with community law). However, authorities in the telecommunications sector had existed before Poland joined the EU (European Union), and the history of creating the President of the OEC (especially in the field of tasks) shows how the position and the role of the President of the OEC have changed.