Western Balkan states to sign regional roaming deal

20 Feb 2019

The governments of several western Balkan states are expected to sign a pact to reduce roaming charges across the region in April as part of preparations for greater European integration, Serbian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Tatjana Matic was quoted as saying. The official noted that the text of a draft agreement that will harmonise the rules for roaming – including regulating retail and wholesale pricing for such – across the region was green-lit at a meeting hosted by North Macedonia and attended by representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Greece. The pact is scheduled to be signed in Belgrade in April, during the Digital Summit of the Western Balkans. In addition to roaming costs, the officials also reportedly discussed matters including regional development of the cloud and electronic signatures as well as potential cooperation in the field of cyber security.