Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel is today in Belgrade, Serbia to participate in the second Western Balkans Digital Summit. This morning the Commissioner delivered a keynote speech at the opening session and witnessed the signing ceremony of the Regional Roaming Agreement, which was part of the Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans presented last year in May and officially launched June 2018. Commissioner Gabriel said after the signing ceremony: “I am very pleased to see that the Western Balkan Partners have reached an agreement to lower the roaming costs in the region. We have fully supported this process facilitated by the Regional Cooperation Council. This is not ours, it is Western Balkans Partners' agreement, which will bring significant benefits to citizens and businesses in the region. This signature is a solid demonstration of strong political will towards achieving a robust digital regional integration. This will bring the Western Balkan Partners yet another step closer to enhanced engagement with the EU.” This year's Western Balkans Digital Summit is dedicated to digital skills, networks and connectivity, trust and security and digital economy and society. More information on the strategy for the Western Balkans is available here and on the Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans here.
For more information:
Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 67083
Inga Höglund – Tel.: +32 229 50698
- Publication date
- 4 April 2019
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations