Minister Kamp wants to extra costs for calls to EU countries to abolish

Minister Kamp wants to extra costs for calls to EU countries to abolish

Dutch minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) to see anything in an initiative to additional costs to purchase to make phone calls to other EU countries.

That let him know in answer to parliamentary questions from D66.

The European Union made earlier this year an end to roaming charges. Smartphone users can now call, text and access the internet from a holiday with no extra roaming charges.

Calling from a foreign location to a different EU country will cost this not extra, but a phone call from the Netherlands to a foreign European location has some extra costs.


A coalition of 150 Parliamentarians, did a call to the additional costs in telephone calls to abolish. In questions asked D66 Member of parliament, Jan Paternotte or minister Kamp to join this initiative wanted to connect, but the minister refuses.

According to Camp would be the elimination of the cost of competing in the telecom market more difficult: “It calls for EU regulation that telecom companies mandatory for all calls made from the home network to a network in the EU the domestic rate to calculate,” said the minister. “Telecom companies can the rate for international calls
no longer use as a means to differentiate themselves from their competitors in the market.”

Camp calls it “not desirable” to advocate for the regulation of international call charges within the European Union. He also expects that the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal for this will be submitted to.

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