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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Letzte Woche, am 10. Mai, hat das Europäische Parlament für niedrigere Roaming-Gebühren in der EU und einen Markt für Roaming gestimmt. Aus diesem Anlass haben wir in Zusammenarbeit und mit Unterstützung des Europaabgeordneten Dr. Paul Rübig einen Flyer mit Informationen über die neue Roaming-Verordnung entworfen.
Den Flyer gibt es ab jetzt hier zum herunterladen!
On the 10th of May, the European Parliament will vote on the new EU roaming regulation in Brussels. After the many long discussions of the last months, this will formalize the good compromise we managed to broker together with other consumer interest groups and politicians…
And we will be in Brussels to report “live” from the vote as it happens! On the 10th of May from around 11:00 am, watch this space and our Facebook group, Twitter account and Flickr set to follow the action. We will report from the vote as it happens, publish some great information material – and we will have an exclusive interview with one of the MEPs who supported us and invited us to Brussels, Dr. Paul Rübig from Austria!
If you like to meet up and talk to us about the consumers’ view on the new EU roaming regulation, please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Paul Rübig, member of the European Parliament’s ITRE committee, the ITRE committee yesterday formally accepted the new EU roaming regulation. The details of the regulation that will bring down prices for roaming were agreed on between the two EU lawmakers, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, at the end of March.
After the ITRE committee has now accepted the new regulation, it will be voted on by the European Parliament in early May and the Council of Ministers in June and come in force by July 1. Thanks to the work of Europeans for Fair Roaming and like-minded organisations and members of Parliament, prices will then be slashed even more than originally proposed by the European Commission.
To read the statement by Paul Rübig in German, head over to his website.
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