Ukraine wants to join the EU roaming zone with a law change

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

As part of its rapprochement with the European Union, Ukraine has paved the way for a common roaming zone with EU states. President Volodymyr Zelenskyj signed the corresponding law on Tuesday. “Next, we need to receive a positive evaluation of our legislative changes from Europe and start negotiations with the EU to join the Single Roaming Area,” Digital Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said, according to a statement from his ministry. Ukraine is the first EU candidate country to take this step.

kyiv hopes this will create a better investment climate

Citizens of the 27 EU states will be able to use their mobile phones in Ukraine for calls, short messages or the Internet without additional charges. The EU, for its part, abolished additional roaming charges for Ukrainians after the Russian invasion in 2022 due to the high number of refugees. The Eastern European country is officially a candidate for accession to the European Union from 2022.

dpa

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