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The EU has taken a step toward Ukraine's accession to the roaming zone

Apr 18, 2023

The Council of the European Union has approved the European Commission's proposal to extend mobile roaming in the EU to Ukraine.

This was reported by the Ministry of Digital Transformation on Tuesday.

The EU Council and the European Commission support Ukraine joining free roaming with the European Union on a permanent basis, the ministry emphasized. To this end, the European Commission proposed to include provisions on roaming in Annex 17-3 of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The Council of the European Union approved this proposal.

"We are bringing roaming closer to the EU. The EU Council has approved Annex 17-3. Ukrainians will be able to avoid paying additional communication fees when traveling in Europe, and European travelers - in Ukraine," the statement reads.

Next, the decision must be approved by the EU-Ukraine Association Committee in the trade composition.

Currently, millions of Ukrainians in the EU communicate with their relatives in Ukraine without overpayments thanks to an agreement between operators due to Russia's full-scale invasion and the departure of a significant number of Ukrainians to European countries.

Author - Olena Madiak, 18/04/2023

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