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Roaming – Commission proposes new regulation to ensure eu travellers continue to benefit from free roaming

Thanks to the Roaming Regulation roaming charges ended on 15 June 2017 and Europeans travelling within the EU countries can Roam Like at Home and pay domestic prices for roaming calls, SMS and data. As the current Roaming Regulation is in place until 30 June 2022, the Commission has reviewed the regime to prolong it beyond that date and enhance benefits for EU citizens. The Commission is proposing a new Roaming Regulation aimed at extending the rules for 10 years and enhancing its benefits for the citizens.

Destination Earth initiative 3rd User Engagement Workshop - Summary Report

The purpose of the 3rd DestinE User Engagement Workshop, held on 11 February 2021, was to build a common understanding on how to ensure that DestinE results are useful for policy users and initiate a process towards co-design of future Digital Twin services between developers and policy users from EU & global institutions as well as from EU Member States.

Global environmental monitoring requires good connectivity

Copernicus – the EU’s Earth Observation and Monitoring Programme – analyses our planet and its environment for the benefit of European citizens. Large volumes of data flow in from satelites, land and marine systems and provide important insights on weather modelling, climate change and more to both public and private entities, for free. To do this, Copernicus relies heavily on good connectivity, as described by Dr. Fernando Belda-Esplugues in this video.

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union

Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 expires on 30 June 2022, therefore the aim of this proposal is to extend it, while adjusting the maximum wholesale charges to ensure sustainability of the provision of retail roaming services at domestic prices, introducing new measures to increase transparency and ensuring a genuine ‘roam-like-at-home’ experience in terms of quality of service and access to emergency services while roaming.