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European Parliament adopts new EU law to cut farm antimicrobial use
Today, the plenary of the European Parliament adopted a long-awaited law which will restrict the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals and thus help ... last modified 25 October 2018, 13:23 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
European Parliament committee vote on clean car rules is 'good', needs more ambition to be 'great'
The European Parliament's Environment Committee voted on proposed new targets to reduce CO2 emissions from cars. last modified 12 May 2022, 00:01 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
European Parliament basic bank account vote - a life-belt for millions of consumers
The European Parliament today voted for binding European rules to make basic payment accounts available to all EU consumers. These should offer most basic ... last modified 04 July 2012, 18:47 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
European Parliament greenlights institutional greenwashing of consumers' investments and pensions
The European Parliament has given its green light to the European Commission's plans to label nuclear energy and fossil gas as 'green investments'. For BEUC, ... last modified 06 July 2022, 18:54 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Parliament wants rail passenger rights beefed up
The European Parliament today voted to upgrade rail passenger rights. last modified 15 November 2018, 21:04 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
New EU roaming price caps from July 1
Phone calls, SMS texts and data usage costs when roaming within the EU will be further axed from July 1. last modified 26 June 2013, 17:15 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
A big step closer to group actions anywhere in the EU
The European Parliament has confirmed in a plenary vote today that it wants citizens in all EU countries to be able to go to court as a group if a company has ... last modified 26 March 2019, 14:09 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
European Parliament adopts unambitious Energy Efficiency Directive
Today the European Parliament passed the EU Energy Efficiency Directive which sets energy savings targets for providers. Energy companies will be required to ... last modified 11 September 2012, 14:07 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Food from cloned animals: consumers left in the dark - BEUC
Despite European consumers having no appetite for food from cloned animals or their offspring, they might be eating it unawares. Today’s European Commission ... last modified 19 December 2013, 21:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EP vote on fish labelling
In a disappointing vote, the European Parliament rejected the new rules on fish labelling proposed by the European Commission as part of the EU Common ... last modified 12 September 2012, 17:47 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
BEUC comments on major tech legislation (DMA/DSA) that will boost consumer choice and online protection
The European Parliament has approved a set of major new rules today which will benefit consumers by creating a legal framework for Big Tech, platforms and ... last modified 05 July 2022, 23:40 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Contract law - MEPs on the wrong track
The European Parliament votes this week Wednesday 8 on a report by MEP Diana Wallis (UK) supporting the European Commission’s proposal for a European contract ... last modified 06 June 2011, 16:22 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Dangerous consumer goods found in high numbers in EU
In 2017, more than 2,000 non-food products failing safety requirements were notified to the EU’s rapid alert system (RAPEX). This figure might however only ... last modified 12 March 2018, 15:52 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU presents plans to repair car testing
The European Commission presented its plans on 27 January for overhauling the framework to approve cars in the European Union. last modified 27 January 2016, 17:51 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
"New Deal for Europe's Energy Consumers" sees light of day
Helping consumers to get a better energy deal is the core of a number of initiatives announced by the European Commission today. This New Deal outlines the way ... last modified 16 July 2015, 00:09 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
No home run for home loans (BEUC)
The European Parliament voted today to adopt first-time, Europe-wide laws protecting people taking home loans. last modified 11 September 2013, 20:29 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Bank proposal on current account fee transparency - bold announcement, zero substance
BEUC, the European Consumers’ Organisation, rejects EBIC’s (European Bank Industry Committee) plans to self-regulate the transparency and comparability of ... last modified 21 November 2011, 15:53 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU nanotechnology plan: tiny focus on consumer protection
Everyday products from clothes to children’s toys contain nanomaterials. Regrettably, the European Commission today disregarded calls from the European ... last modified 03 October 2012, 19:23 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Consumers sidelined in Capital Markets Union
Today, the European Commission has kicked off an action plan to reduce companies’ reliance on banks and diversify their funding sources across the EU’s 28 ... last modified 30 September 2015, 16:42 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Major EU update of Data Protection laws: Consumers handed greater control of their data
BEUC welcomes today’s proposed update of EU Data Protection laws by the European Commission. These will make European standards applicable to all companies ... last modified 25 January 2012, 18:37 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
European Consumers' Organisation
BEUC, the European Consumers' Organisation, acts as the umbrella group in Brussels for its members and its main task is to represent them at European level and ... last modified 27 November 2018, 13:38 CET — Relevance: 1%
Volkswagen settles in the United States
The settlement of Volkswagen with US consumers and government regulators has been announced. last modified 30 June 2016, 08:30 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
This time it should be personal: EP takes strong stance on data protection law
The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties committee vote today as they lead efforts to seal an update of EU Data Protection and privacy laws. last modified 21 October 2013, 17:48 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU concludes reform with stronger guarantee rights for consumers in future
The EU institutions have approved a deal which includes rights for consumers of digital content and services like software, streaming or game downloads for the ... last modified 30 January 2019, 00:17 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Consumer groups welcome new EU consumer policy strategy for the next five years
Today the European Commission adopted the "Consumer Agenda", its consumer policy strategy for the next five years. It lays down the Commission's consumer ... last modified 13 November 2020, 16:51 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Internet users better off as EU moves to protect net neutrality
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) welcomes today’s decision to keep the internet free and able to innovate. The EU body gathering national telecom ... last modified 30 August 2016, 23:48 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Survey: Consumers see potential of artificial intelligence but raise serious concerns
According to a survey conducted by consumer groups in nine EU countries published today, consumers believe that artificial intelligence (AI) can bring ... last modified 07 September 2020, 16:35 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Google’s Fitbit takeover: EU merger control proves unable to protect consumers in the digital economy
BEUC, representing the interests of consumers in 32 European countries, deeply regrets that the European Commission's decision to approve Google's takeover of ... last modified 18 December 2020, 16:51 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Futile European Parliament vote on bank deposit guarantees
Today’s European Parliament vote on EU rules governing deposit guarantees – which protect consumers when banks go bankrupt – has regrettably been in vain. last modified 16 February 2012, 14:34 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU Commission's energy crisis plans encouraging - governments must now support consumers in need
With energy prices reaching record highs, BEUC welcomes European Commission President von der Leyen's announcement of upcoming proposals to help consumers get ... last modified 08 September 2022, 21:47 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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