Bulgaria’s Govt to Introduce Hefty Fines for Breaches of EU Rules on Roaming
Wednesday, 07 January 2015
Bulgaria’s government is to approve Wednesday changes to the Law on Electronic Communications envisaging a fine of up to 2 million levs 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 400 000 levs, while the smallest fine in the case of a retail price cap breach will be 50 000 levs, according to reports of Darik radio.
Besides, mobile operators will face fines of 10 000 – 100 000 levs in the case of a breach of their obligation to inform consumers about their rights when using a roaming service.