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WorldMags.net EELIE KROES IS THE DUTCH politician who fought to eliminate your roaming charges. Now a special envoy for Dutch startups, she wants to boost the Netherlands’ tech scene. “We need to take advantage of our single market and the talent among entrepreneurs in Europe,” Kroes tells WIRED after attending the D5 government meeting, hosted by Francis Maude, the UK’s minister for the Cabinet Office. During her four years as European commissioner for digital agenda, Kroes, 73, lobbied for more open data, cut the cost of laying broadband networks a n d f o u n d e d Sta r t u p E u ro p e. She tells WIRED what’s next – and why Uber can’t be blocked. MV

Neelie Kroes took on the telcos to bring us cheaper mobile tariffs – now she wants to boost startups

ROAMING WARRIOR

FOUR WAYS NEELIE KROES CUT YOUR EU ROAMING BILL

2012 2013 2014

MOBILE DATA (€ per MB)

70c

45c

20c

SMS CAPS (€ per message)

9c

8c

6c

OUTGOING CALL CAPS (€ per minute)

29c

24c

19c

INCOMING CALLS (€ per termination)

8c

6c

5c

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