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The European Commission proposed to extend free roaming in the EU for 10 years

The European Commission has proposed extending the rules for the use of mobile services in all European countries at no additional cost for another 10 years.

This is stated in a statement on the EC website.

The EU agreed to abolish roaming charges within the Union in 2017. The policy, which took 13 years to develop, has been hailed by the institutions as proof of the EU's value to its citizens. But these rules should end in 2022.

“At a time when optional travel is not recommended, this is an important step in preparing for a brighter future. The new regulation will continue the current rules, which are due to end in 2022, for another 10 years. It will also provide better roaming services for travelers,” says the message.

The Commission's proposal for the extension of the norms requires the approval of national governments and the European Parliament.

The new proposal also includes a requirement that people who use mobile services in another European country have the right to “have the same quality and speed of their mobile network” as at home.

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