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Commission proposes major step forward for telecoms single market

EU News 396/2013

Brussels, 11 September 2013

- EU-wide and roaming-free mobile plans;
- Simpler rules to help companies invest more and expand across borders;
- First-ever EU-wide protection of net neutrality;
- Abolishing premiums for international phone calls within Europe

The European Commission today adopted its most ambitious plan in 26 years of telecoms market reform.  Launched by Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in his 2013 State of the Union speech, the “Connected Continent” legislative package, when adopted, will reduce consumer charges, simplify red tape faced by companies, and bring a range of new rights for both users and service providers, so that Europe can once again be a global digital leader.

Source and additional information:

Neelie Kroes, at the rostrum Date: 12/09/2013 Reference: P-023931/00-09 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2013 URL