Telecom package: extracts from the debate, from the vote and illustrative shots
Event date: 14/11/2018
During the plenary session (12-15/11/18) of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs debate and vote on a new telecom law capping intra-EU phone calls at 19 cents per minute for calls and 6 cents for text messages (SMS) from 15 May 2019. The law also lays down that the rollout of 5G networks should be speeded up and that an SMS alert system for emergencies should be created in all member states. Illustrative shots of young people using their smartphones. Statements by Pilar del CASTILLO VERA (EPP, ES), Rapporteur, Evžen TOŠENOVSKÝ (ECR, LT), Rapporteur, Dita CHARANZOVÁ (ALDE, CZ), Rapporteur IMCO Opinion, Andrus ANSIP, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Single Market. Illustration shots of young people using their smartphones, talking on the phone in different languages.