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EU-Moldova ‘Roam like at Home’ is now closer to reality

The Commission has adopted today a proposal to incorporate roaming into the EU-Moldova Association Agreement. Once all necessary steps have been completed, Moldovan visitors to the EU will be able to use their mobile phones under the same price conditions as if they were in Moldova, while travellers from the EU will benefit from the same rights when visiting Moldova. Bringing Moldova into the EU “roam like at home” area is one of the key actions of the EU-Moldova Priority Action Plan, agreed in June 2023.

This plan is a roadmap for the full implementation of the EU-Moldova Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) and Moldova’s further integration into the EU Single Market. The proposal will now be considered by the Council of the European Union. Following the Council’s agreement, a Joint Decision will need to be taken by the EU-Moldova Association Committee in Trade Configuration to amend the Association Agreement Annex in order to incorporate the most recent EU legislation on telecoms and postal services.

Executive Vice President and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis (pictured) said: “Today we are one step closer towards bringing Moldova into the EU free roaming area. Citizens in the EU and Moldova will be able in future to call, text and use the Internet without extra costs when travelling abroad: just like the roam-like-at-home that Europeans are very familiar with. It will make life easier for Moldovan citizens coming to the EU, and help EU citizens travelling to Moldova. It demonstrates that Moldova’s future is in the EU.”

Find more information in this press release.

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