Bulgaria warned over EU directive violation

30 Jan 2009

The European Commission has given a final warning to Bulgaria for violating three European Union (EU) directives in the electricity, energy services and wireless communications sector. The Commission called on the country’s telecoms regulator, the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC), to take action to further reduce mobile termination rates (MTR), noting that they are the highest in the EU at EUR0.1509 (USD0.197) per minute versus an average of EUR0.087. ‘CRC’s approach is a positive first step towards more price competition in the Bulgarian mobile phone market,’ said EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes.