The European Commission has adopted a proposal to incorporate roaming into the EU-Moldova Association Agreement.
Once all necessary steps have been completed, Moldovan visitors to the EU will be able to use their mobile phones under the same price conditions as if they were in Moldova, while travellers from the EU will benefit from the same rights when visiting Moldova.
Bringing Moldova into the EU “roam like at home” area is one of the key actions of the EU-Moldova Priority Action Plan, agreed in June 2023. This plan is a roadmap for the full implementation of the EU-Moldova Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) and Moldova’s further integration into the EU Single Market.
The step follows the Joint Declaration on 31 May by EU and Moldovan telecom operators to voluntarily lower roaming tariffs from 1 January 2024, facilitated by the European Commission.
The Commission will allow the update of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement by adding the most recent EU legislation on telecoms and postal services.