Bulgarian IT Minister: Deal on cutting roaming prices with Western Balkans countries within a month

A government-level memorandum on roaming charges with will be signed within a month with the Western Balkans countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of fYRO Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski said on November 2.

This will enable telecoms operators to sign agreements with each other in order to lower prices, he said.

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“We cannot have a six to seven leva per minute charge with fYROMacedonia, Bosnia or Serbia. These are monstrous prices,” Moskovski said, adding that he expects operators to sign the agreement by the end of 2017.

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Speaking at a forum, he said that, during Bulgaria’s 2018 Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Bulgaria’s main task would be its commitment to the accession of the Western Balkans to the European Union.

“The connectivity of the Western Balkans is extremely important for the completion of transport corridor 8 for connecting Sofia-Skopje with an adequate infrastructure. The transport infrastructure will generally give a prospect of development not only to the Balkans but also to the entire European Union,” Moskovski said.



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