[Press release] EU Roaming-Abschaffung: Eine Salzburger Erfolgsgeschichte

roaming-logo1– Kampagne eines Salzburger Studenten hatte großen Einfluss auf EU-Entscheidung  –

Am Dienstag hat das Europäische Parlament für die endgültige Abschaffung der Roaminggebühren (also der Extragebühren für Handytelefonate und Internetnutzung im Ausland) gestimmt. Ab Juli 2017 dürfen die Handynetzbetreiber nun in den meisten Fällen keine Roaminggebühren mehr erheben. Diese Entscheidung ist auch ein Erfolg für die vom Salzburger Studenten Bengt Beier gegründete Kampagne “Europeans for Fair Roaming”. Diese hatte seit 2010 für eine Abschaffung der Aufschläge gekämpft.

Der bis dato Erfolg der Kampagne war 2012 die Reform der EU-Roamingverordnung, durch welche Preisgrenzen für die Internetnutzung im Ausland eingeführt wurden und durch die sich die EU zur völligen Abschaffung der Roaming-Gebühren verpflichtete. Continue reading

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What future for cross-border communication in Europe?

On 13 October 2015, European Parliament’s europarlTV aired a question-and-answer session with MEP Pilar de Castillo, including input from our campaign co-ordinator Bengt Beier on the next steps in cross-border telecommuncations. Watch the video here:

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Roaming charges drop again

Today, on July 1, roaming charges across the EU drop again. Take a look at this article from our Supporter TruTower!

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Fair Roaming awarded EPA Award as “Campaign of the Year”

Our campaign won the European Public Affairs Award in the category “Campaign of the Year”! This is amazing! Thanks a lot to everyone who supported us since 2010!

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2014-02-19 20.57.24  On 19 February, the campaign “Europeans for Fair Roaming” was awarded the European Public Affairs Award 2014 in the category “Best campaign of the year”! The campaign was co-ordinated by me – and due to the very exceptional circumstances (like, me still being a student), I was allowed to hold a short speech. And here it is (the original was probably a bit different as I always speak free):

“For me, it is actually quite funny to stand here tonight! I have no office, I don’t live in Brussels – and I don’t wear a suit! Just a week ago, I was still travelling to Krakow and Wroclaw with friends and from there to Vienna – where I was nominated for the European Parliament elections – and onwards to Salzburg. See, I am from this Generation Europe, from the Generation Erasmus. For us young people, travelling to Copenhagen or Rome…

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