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Romanian MEPs ask the EC to cancel roaming tariffs for the Republic of Moldova

The high tariffs of the roaming and telephone calls services between Romania and the Republic of Moldova discourage communication between the users of electronic communications services from the two countries. romania moldova roaming tariffs

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The Roam like at home (RLAH) obligations applicable in the European Economic Area cannot be extended at present to the Republic of Moldova, but this should not prevent the operators from the two states to offer their customers mutual roaming and bilateral calls, at domestic tariffs or as close as possible to this level.

The governments of Romania and Moldova signed an agreement on 11 February to reduce tariffs for roaming services and international calls between the two countries, Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has announced. The accord has been concluded for an initial period of five years, with the changes expected to be implemented within the next three months.

A group of MEPs signed a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, reaffirming their support for strengthening relations between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova. In particular, the MEPs request the cancellation of roaming charges for calls between our country and the countries of the European Union. The announcement was made by Romanian MEP Corina Creţu on her Facebook account.

“Together with my colleagues from the European Parliament, I sent a joint letter to the president of the European Commission, Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen, for the abolition of roaming charges for calls between the Republic of Moldova and the EU countries. I strongly believe in the European path of the Republic of Moldova and I am confident that important steps will be taken in this regard with the support of Romania!”, wrote Corina Creţu. romania moldova roaming tariffs

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“Roam like at home” or RLAH (in roaming, like at home) means that you are charged for the roaming service in the EU/EEA as if it were a consumption made in Romania, outside your own network, as long as it does not exceed the limits of reasonable use.

The European Economic Area (EEA) comprises the member states of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland (including the Åland Islands), France (including French Guiana and the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion and Saint-Martin), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including the Canary Islands), Sweden and Hungary, to which are added Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Starting from January 1, 2021, providers from Romania are no longer legally obliged to offer “Roam like at home” on the territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar), but, if they wish, they can still apply “Roam like at home” in this country. We therefore recommend that you check with your provider for roaming charges if you will be traveling to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

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