|EU to end roaming charges by June 2017|
Commission proposals to end huge telephone bills while on holiday and poor Internet connections finally to become a reality.
Almost two years after the European Commission put forward its proposal for a telecoms single market, an agreement was found with the European Parliament and the Council. The compromise was reached following final negotiations between the three institutions (so-called ‘trilogue’ meetings).
These measures will be completed by an ambitious overhaul of EU telecoms rules in 2016. This reform will include a more effective EU-level spectrum coordination. Creating the right conditions for digital networks and services to flourish is a key objective of the Commission’s plan for a Digital Single Market.