On July 1, the new EU roaming regulation came into force. On this occasion, we asked some members of the European Parliament who supported us for interviews. So, without further ado, read Arlene McCarthy (UK Labour), Judith Merkies (Dutch PvdA), Róża Thun (Polish Platforma Obywatelska) and Dr. Paul Rübig (Austrian ÖVP) debate the new roaming regulation, our activities and other work they are currently doing in the European Parliament:
Bengt Beier (FairRoaming.org): On July 1, the new EU roaming regulation came into force. It will lead to lower price caps for using mobile phones abroad and better consumer protection against bill shocks. From 2014 on, users will also get the right to choose a different operator for roaming services. How happy are you with this result? Continue reading
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With Karin Kadenbach and António Fernando Correia de Campos, two further members of the European Parliament just announced their support for our call for fair roaming charges in Europe. Ms Kadenbach is an Austrian MEP from Vienna specialising in consumer protection as well as environmental protection, regional policy and agricultural policy. Mr Correia de Campos is a Portuguese MEP and works on the Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Both are members of the social democrat S&D group.
Paul Rübig, MEP from Upper Austria for the ÖVP/European Peoples’ Party and initiator of the first EU roaming regulation of 2007 supports Europeans for Fair Roaming and our fight against high roaming charges across the EU. Rübig thanked us for our efforts to represent the interests of consumers, citizens and enterprises in Europe. He is a member of the European Parliament committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) which is in charge of the roaming regulation in the European Parliament.
Please have a look at his website at www.paulruebig.eu to find out more about his activities.