European Commission: Lower roaming charges for Western Balkans

European Commission held a meeting in Brussels with telecommunications companies from the Western Balkans in order to discuss a possibility of reducing roaming charges in the region.

“We asked regional companies to explore the possibilities of reducing roaming charges in the countries of the Western Balkans,” says a spokeswoman for the European Commission, Nathalie Vandystadt.

The meeting was organized at the initiative of the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel.

“”We are asking regional companies to explore all possible options, such as voluntary commercial agreements or others, to reduce the roaming charges between the countries of the Western Balkans. Companies have agreed to go through their proposals together with the Commission over the coming weeks,” Vandystadt said.

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, whose country now heads the EU Council, announced that he would initially work towards reducing theharges in the Western Balkans, with the goal of abolishing the roaming tariffs among EU countries altogether. The relevant plan will be presented at the next EU summit dedicated to the Western Balkans that will take place in May in Sofia.

(Radio and Television of Vojvodina, 16.01.2018)

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