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At a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the EU with representatives from the European Parliament and the European Commission, some national ministers stated that they are against lower prices for roaming in the EU.
According to reports, the Council does not want to follow the proposal of the European Parliament to further lower prices. Instead, ministers are defending the interests of big telecommunications companies and their practice of charging extreme fees for using mobile phones and tablets abroad. In addition, the Council wants to limit influence of the Parliament in the implementation of further rules through the so-called Comitology procedure. Continue reading
European news site EurActiv reports that the new rules for mobile roaming in the EU may face hurdles from the Council and national governments. Governments seem to be especially wary about the proposals for decoupling (giving consumers a choice of different operators for roaming) and easier network access for small operators. At the same time, the European Parliament ITRE committee has tabled a number of amendment proposals in a report drafted by Ms Angelika Niebler MEP. You may read the whole article over at EurActiv.
While Europeans for Fair Roaming calls on all EU institutions to ensure that the new regulation is adopted, we are confident that the current developments go in the right direction.