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We are delighted to announce that FYEG – the Federation of Young European Greens, the European umbrella organisation of youth organisations of Green parties and environmental NGOs supports the call by Europeans for Fair Roaming for lower Roaming charges.
The Federation of Young European Greens has 38 member organisations from all over Europe with thousands of members and has close contacts with Green parties from all over Europe and European Institutions. To learn more about them, please have a look at their website at http://www.fyeg.org
According to recent reports, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) has joined the call for lower data roaming charges. They published a report last week in which they point out the still high differences in roaming charges between different countries (see below). To alleviate the problem, the OECD proposes stronger competition and more transparency to lower prices.
1 MB in one session – average price by country of origin of the traveller – USD PPP:
Reports from today have uncovered the new plans of the European Commission to lower roaming charges for using mobile phones abroad in the EU. According to a draft of the proposal, roaming call prices might sink to 24 cents per minute – but only from 2014 on. Further caps, especially for data roaming are to be expected.
In order to ensure that unfair roaming charges will finally be abolished, organisations from all over Europe have joined up to form a network against unfair roaming charges, “Europeans for fair roaming” (www.fairroaming.org). These include the only pan-European political party Europe United – the European Party, European campaign experts from the Austrian Institute for Law and Policy, the European youth organisation JEF, the technology news website ZDNet UK, JE Bayern and French Parti Federaliste and more are expected to join soon. Together, those organisations already represent several ten thousands of citizens from all over Europe. The goal of this European network will be to campaign for the abolition of all unfair mobile roaming charges across Europe.
The President of Europe United, Bengt Beier commented: “The proposals by the European Commission definitely point in the right direction but we now need to make sure they will be implemented. At the end, the EU will have to take action to abolish roaming fees once and for all.”