End to EU Roaming Charges?

The Irish government has proposed that all roaming charges should be scrapped inside Europe.

The bureaucrats of the European Commission are working on regulations to reduce roaming charges, but this would be a more political decision…

Reuters quotes an EU spokesman as saying: “We will certainly take this up. This certainly has added-value for European citizens”. It would also have the political merit of near-universal popularity among citizens of Europe,  not something that happens frequently. Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern made the proposal to cut or scrap roaming charges at the late-March meeting of heads of government.