End of roaming charges in June 2017: Commission will redefine ‘fair use policy’

A few days ago, the Commission’s services started a consultation on the draft measures related to the end of roaming charges foreseen in June 2017. In light of the initial feed-back received, President Juncker has instructed the services to withdraw that text and to work on a new proposal.  For more than a decade, the Commission has been working hard to reduce roaming charges imposed on European travellers. Indeed, since 2007 roaming prices have decreased by more than 90% for calls, text messages and data. When the European Parliament and the Council agreed to the Commission’s proposal to abolish roaming charges, they asked the Commission to define measures to prevent roaming services from being used for other reasons than periodic travelling (so-called “fair use policy”). A new proposal will be presented soon.