Wholesale roaming: Council ready for talks with EP
On 2 December 2016 the Council adopted a general approach on new rules for wholesale roaming markets in the EU, paving the way for the abolition of roaming fees for consumers in 2017. The agreed text is the starting point for negotiations with the European Parliament. The Council supports a quick agreement so that roaming fees can be abolished in June 2017 as agreed.
Wholesale price caps
Wholesale sustainability mechanism
Rules to be reviewed every two years
The reform must be in place by 15 June 2017 so that roaming fees can be abolished as laid down in last year's roaming regulation. To achieve this, the Slovak presidency will be starting trilogue talks with the Parliament in December. Both institutions must agree on the final text before it can be adopted.