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European Parliament votes to introduce Common Mobile Phone Chargers

Published: Thu, 13 March 2014

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A Big Win for Consumers

Sean Kelly MEP today welcomed the outcome of a long campaign to introduce common chargers for mobile phones.  The historic vote will see manufacturers having to agree on a common technology.

“I have campaigned tirelessly on this issue since elected in 2009.   I have raised it on a number of occasions in the European Parliament and have written a series of questions to Commissioner Tajani to keep up the pressure for a common charger,” said MEP Kelly, who is Fine Gael spokesperson for Consumer Affairs in the European Parliament.

“With our vote today, this campaign will become a reality.  It is a victory for the consumers and a victory for MEPs who have campaigned hard on this issue.

“It is an example of how the European Parliament is working on practical measures to benefit citizens and comes hot on the heels of lowered roaming rates, which I was honoured to help push through.

“We will see an end to the forest of cables and the constant frustration of mismatching plugs with this vote, which is a welcome solution for consumer,” he concluded.

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