Flat EU rate for mobile phone calls next step – Kelly

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says the next step to a fully connected EU telecoms market is to ensure that mobile phone users should be able to call anywhere in the EU for the same price. Mr Kelly was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs this week discussed the abolition of roaming charges within the EU. That’s due to take effect next June. MEPs now want to tackle the charges applied to calls between EU countries as Sean Kelly now explains.  

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Free EU roaming still on course for next year – Kelly

The full abolition of roaming charges is still on course to take effect next year, despite opposition from mobile phone companies. So says the Fine Gael MEP, Sean Kelly, who was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs this week demanded that the EU keep its promise to end roaming by June 2017. In September the European Commission announced a draft proposal to cap free roaming for mobile phone users when abroad to 90 days per year. However the EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker ordered the plans to be withdrawn following complaints from MEPs. Here’s Sean Kelly.

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Hauliers caught with stowaways unfairly punished – Clune

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune has denounced heavy fines imposed on hauliers who are caught inadvertently smuggling migrants into the UK. She was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs this week criticised the conditions in the so-called “jungle”migrant camp near the French port of Calais. Many migrants in the area attempt to board trucks bound for the UK. Ms Clune, who sits on the Parliament’s transport committee, says in many cases drivers should not be blamed if migrants are found in their vehicles. She believes that UK anti-smuggling laws that punish innocent drivers and their companies should be overhauled.

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