Mobile phone users traveling within the European Union will pay less than before to make phone calls and use data. Roaming charges will be abolished altogether in June of next year.
New EU rules mean that mobile phone users no longer need to pay extra charges when they leave their countries for other member states. But critics say German and Spanish lobbyists have watered down those rules.
European travelers will no longer have to pay roaming charges for using their mobile phones within the EU after the 28-nation bloc has finally reached a deal that will take effect in June.
Angela Merkel's CDU has agreed with potential partners the Social Democrats to set a monthly cap on family reunifications for refugees. The agreement removes a major obstacle in the grand coalition negotiations.
Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees.
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