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New EU plans to beef up consumers’ online privacy
The European Commission is presenting plans today to overhaul a law covering the confidentiality and security of electronic communications such as phone, ...
BEUC and MEPs call for end to high international phone and SMS costs in EU
The European Consumer Organisation and Members of the European Parliament from across political ailes today called on the European Commission to bring down ...
Google antitrust investigation
Following the European Commission’s announcement on their Google antitrust investigation, BEUC Director General Monique Goyens commented:
Access to bank account: Disappointment over Commission climb-down
Millions of Europeans without a bank account will be hugely disappointed by today’s Commission decision to give up on planned legislative action in favour of a ...
Major overhaul of EU product safety rules
The European Union is to update a landmark consumer law on the safety of non-food products sold within Europe. The General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) ...
Major reform of EU electricity market: consumer benefits
EU legislators have agreed to new electricity market rules which will apply for the coming decade and beyond.
EU pressure on 7 Member States caught up in dieselgate is welcome
Today, the European Commission announced it would open infringement procedures against 7 Member States for their handling of the dieselgate scandal.
Consumers urge Commission against scale down on excessive card fees
European Commission plans to curb consumer unfriendly card transaction fees are under attack from intense lobbying by card companies such as MasterCard. Such ...
Opportunity lost: Parliament rejects possibility to make driving history count
Today the European Parliament voted on new rules regarding motor insurance.
MEPs in real push to make group actions for consumers possible everywhere in EU
Members of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) in the EU Parliament today supported the idea that consumers everywhere in the EU should be able to go to court ...
EU IPR Strategy "behind the times": BEUC leads calls for balanced copyright laws
The European Commission is expected to publish on Tuesday May 24 its EU Strategy on the future of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). In advance, BEUC has ...
EU record fine for TV and Computer price fixing cartel - Collective answers needed
Following today’s record EU EUR 1.47 billion fine for a 20 year cartel run by television and computer material producers, the European Consumer Organisation ...
Roaming in the EU - New figures highlight continuing high costs - BEUC
Following today's publication by the European Commission of its pan-EU household survey on telecoms roaming costs, Monique Goyens, Director General of The ...
Future fuel efficient cars set to boost consumer savings: study
Owning and running a fuel-efficient car should become much more affordable between 2020 and 2030 compared with today, provided new technologies are brought to ...
EU gives up in bid to help consumers on currency conversion scam - adopts consumer-friendly stance in cross-border payments
The EU institutions have reached a deal which will not prevent a currency conversion scam that affects travellers.
Consumers left stranded: self-serving financial commissions survive EU vote
Yesterday, the European Parliament's Economic Affairs committee passed a vote to update a key EU law regulating investment services (the Markets in Financial ...
EU energy market: Put the spot on consumers
Today’s report by the European Commission of the EU energy market shows that member states have to increase their efforts to implement key measures protecting ...
Election countdown: The European Parliament’s significance for consumers
This week's European elections will be hugely important for the daily lives of 500 million consumers. In the next 5 years, many consumer issues will be at ...
Dangerous chemicals in consumer products: your Right to Know not easy to use
Would you like to know if your carpet or your child’s toothbrush contains any hazardous chemicals? You have the right to ask the trader and manufacturer. But ...
Misleading food claims: 9 years and counting for EU to act
It’s already 9 years that BEUC and its member organisations began calling for nutrient profiles to be adopted. These tools would help slash the number of ...
European Parliament vote: PIP scandal calls for strong EU action
Today, the European Parliament voted a resolution on the PIP breast implants scandal which affected 400,000 women around the world and more than 100,000 women ...
EU modest in opening up online content market to consumers
According to European Commission plans presented today, it will become easier for consumers to watch online TV series, films and sports events broadcast by ...
Consumers to benefit from geo-blocking overhaul
Proposed new rules on geo-blocking will benefit consumers, BEUC said today, following an announcement from the European Commission on a package to boost the ...
On sale, but unsafe: EU risklist reports thousands of dodgy products
A record number of 2,278 products were reported to the EU’s rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products (RAPEX) in 2012. The most frequent citings were ...
Member States push for more consumer law enforcement without going the full mile
Representatives of EU Member States have reached a position that more needs to be done to protect consumers from companies that break consumer law, ...
AI ethic guidance a first step but needs to be transformed into tangible rights for people
On Monday, 8 April, the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEG) will publish its "Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy ...
European Union makes shopping without borders a reality
MEPs will vote today to make it easier for consumers to buy from, or access, a website based in another EU country. Through so-called geo-blocking practices ...
EU should focus on boosting competition in telecom sector overhaul
The European Commission has today proposed to adapt EU telecom rules and ensure citizens have high-speed access to the internet and better protection in ...
Deal opens door to broadcasting of content across the EU
Today, negotiators from the European Parliament and Member State governments concluded a deal to open up broadcasters' TV programmes, series and news content ...
Disappointing vote puts some consumer rights up for the chop
Consumer protection in the EU for the purchase of goods could be weakened following a poor vote in the European Parliament Internal Market (IMCO) Committee ...
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