It’s true they are, but generally if dialing international including within the EU, make sure the country code is complete (i.e. 0044 the prefix for England).
- If your calling Europe from your home country (not in Europe) dial the country code first then the phone number
- For international calls (to dial outside the country)-drop the 0
00 + Country Code + Area Code + Local Number
- For national calls within the same country, but to a different city = If within the country, normally many times a 0 is necessary in front to complete the call.
- For local calls within the same city it is best to use the same as above