Language of document :

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Oberster Gerichtshof (Austria) lodged on 7 July 2014 — Verein für Konsumenteninformation v A1 Telekom Austria AG

(Case C-326/14)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Oberster Gerichtshof

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Verein für Konsumenteninformation

Defendant: A1 Telekom Austria AG

Question referred

Is the right, provided for in Article 20(2) of the Universal Service Directive, 1 for subscribers to withdraw from their contracts without penalty ‘upon notice of … modifications in the contractual conditions’ also to be provided for in the case where an adjustment to charges derives from contractual conditions which, from the time when the contract is first concluded, provide that future charges are to be adjusted (upwards or downwards) in accordance with changes in an objective consumer price index reflecting movements in the value of money?


1 Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ 2009 L 337, p. 11).