“The Bulgarian ambassador to the European Union says his country will work for reduced mobile-phone roaming charges between the EU and the countries of the Western Balkans that are not members of the bloc.

Dimitar Tzantchev, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency from January through June, was speaking on January 8 in Brussels.

Tzantchev said that ‘currently, speaking on your mobile phone with your EU subscription plan in the Republic of Macedonia or Serbia could cost you 2 or 3 euros per minute versus practically zero elsewhere in the European Union.’

‘This is excessive and we want to change it,” he said. ‘We have the support of the [European] Commission to make this change happen.'” (RFERL)