PARLIAMENT VOTES: Europeans got a reprieve from excessive roaming fees Thursday, when the European Parliament voted to cap prices they pay for cellphone calls and Internet use while traveling to other EU countries. The change could cut travelers' bills 75 percent or more.
READY FOR VACATION SEASON: The caps start taking effect July 1.
MORE UNITY SEEN: "In a borderless Europe, there is no place for charges that diverge so much at home and abroad," said European Parliamentarian Ivo Belet. Some saw the problem as proof that, however hard the European Union tries, it cannot impose a seamless consumer market.