On September 20, Róża Thun MEP, who also supports our campaign, will host a working breakfast and debate with MEPs and Stakeholders on the new EU roaming regulation. The event will take place from 08:15 to 10:00 at the Members’ Salon in the European Parliament in Brussels.
During the discussion the Polish Telecoms Regulator will present its proposal on how to lower roaming cost further by injecting more competition into the European telecommunications market. Further speakers are expected to include Róża Thun MEP and Marek Sowa, Marshal of the Małopolska Region; Vesa Terava, Head of Unit, DG INFSO; Angelika Niebler MEP; Wolfgang Kopf, Senior Executive Vice President, Public & Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom; and Monika Stajnarova, Junior Economic Officer, BEUC.
For more information on the event and to register, please head over to the website of Róża Thun MEP.
According to German website Teltarif.de, several German operators are trying to keep ripping-off customers and evade the EU rules against unfair roaming charges by not offering the lower-cost “Eurotarif” as the standard for roaming or even by changing the contracts of their existing customers.
T-Mobile and E-Plus automatically include roaming packages with their contracts which can be more expensive for customers – even though the EU-regulated “Eurotarif” should be the standard with new contracts. O2 even changed the contracts of all their existing customers to a different package – without their approval.
Read more about this here (in German):
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.