Roaming charges in the Western Balkans will be fully abolished on July 1, 2021, it was confirmed at the opening of the third Western Balkans Digital Summit, hosted this year by Tirana.
At the opening of the online summit, which is held until October 28, the Secretary-General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Majlinda Bregu, underlined that the historical agreement from Belgrade from 2019 had marked the beginning of the gradual abolition of roaming charges, which should end on July 1, 2021, and added that the third step would be to reduce the roaming agreement between the Western Balkans and the EU.
“The Belgrade agreement was a big step forward, and the third step, which will medium-term, is to for the Western Balkans and the EU to reduce roaming charges. Preparations are already underway and the relevant activities will be presented at the next digital summit,” Bregu said.
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She added that accelerated digitalization should contribute to the integration of the Western Balkan countries and that the idea of a single market based on a free flow of people, goods, capital and services will be confirmed at the summit of the EU and Western Balkan leaders which will be held in Sofia on November 10, under the auspices of the Berlin Process.
Despite the crisis caused by the coronavirus, the third summit of the Western Balkans will evaluate the possibility of establishing a partnership with the private sector in the context of the digital transformation process.
Finally, Bregu informed that the summit brings together senior government officials from the region, the European Commission, the business community and other partners.
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