Over the last weeks, the FairRoaming.org network has developed and grown successfully: we are now supported by technology news site ZDNet UK (who are also running the petition against unfair data roaming charges) and the French federalist activists of the Parti Federaliste.
From the 5th to 7th of May, we were also represented by Europe United President Bengt Beier at the European Citizens’ Initiative Summit 2011 in Vienna where we presented the project to stakeholders and initiators and networked with several other interested organisations. So, stay tuned for the next developments…
JEF Europe, the European umbrella organisation of the Young European Federalists adopted a resolution against roaming fees at their Federal Committee in Budapest at the beginning of April.
JEF Europe sees roaming charges as a violation of the principles of EU law and calls for more fairness towards the users, opening up markets for all operators across Europe and the establishment of a roaming spot market to bring down wholesale prices.
You may read the whole resolution in PDF format here and visit their website at www.jef.eu.
We are very glad to welcome two new partner organisations to our network: this week, JEF Europe, the European umbrella organisation of the Young European Federalists and JE Bayern, the Bavarian organisation of JEF joined “Europeans for fair roaming”. The Young European Federalists are the prime organisation bringing together young pro-Europeans from all over the continent and are renowned for their experience as a European organisation.
With JEF, Europe United and the Austrian Institute for Law and Policy on board, “Europeans for fair roaming” brings together organisations from all over Europe with a huge experience in European politics and campaigning which represent several thousands of individuals.