Bulgaria’s Govt to Introduce Hefty Fines for Breaches of EU Rules on Roaming

Politics » DOMESTIC | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 07:42
Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s Govt to Introduce Hefty Fines for Breaches of EU Rules on Roaming Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria’s government is to approve Wednesday changes to the Law on Electronic Communications envisaging a fine of up to BGN 2 M for mobile operators who fail to abide by the European Union regulations on wholesale and retail price caps for roaming charges.

The legal amendments are to be discussed on Wednesday during the first sitting of the government for 2015.

Under the bill, the minimum penalty in the case of failure to observe the rules on wholesale price caps for roaming charges will amount to BGN 400 000, while the smallest fine in the case of a retail price cap breach will be BGN 50 000, according to reports of Darik radio.

Besides, mobile operators will face fines of BGN 10 000 – 100 000 in the case of a breach of their obligation to inform consumers about their rights when using a roaming service.

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