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European Commission's new policy paper on online gambling
EU operators call for 'hard' action from the Commission to curb market fragmentation and protect consumers - EU operators lodge formal complaint with the ...
Consumer Agenda finally puts consumer at centre of EU policy-making
BEUC welcomes the adoption by the European Commission of the Consumer Agenda - its vision for future EU consumer policy.
The New European Consumer Agenda: the start of a 'Consumer Spring'?
"ANEC welcomes the proposal of the European Commission, unveiled today, to strengthen consumer confidence and put consumers at the centre of the Single ...
EU agrees end to geo-blocking barriers to e-commerce
EU ministers agreed Monday to ban barriers to e-commerce known as 'geo-blocking' which prevent online customers from buying products or services from a website ...
EU introduces new consumer rights
A range of new consumer rights will apply in all 28 EU Member States as of Friday, June 13.
EU paves way for the bank accounts consumers actually need - BEUC
Today’s European Parliament vote will enable all European consumers to open a bank account, make account fees more transparent and comparable and help those ...
EU moves to upgrade Europe's drinking water
The EU Commission proposed Thursday a revision of the EU Drinking Water Directive, in an effort to improve the quality and people's access to drinking water, ...
EU-US 'Safe Harbour' data agreement: BEUC comment
The European Commission has identified 13 recommendations for change to the EU/US ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement on citizens’ personal data exchange for commercial ...
EU improves system to test cars after Dieselgate
Today, the European Parliament, Member States and Commission reached an agreement to reform the system for approving cars before they go on sale and checking ...
Early Christmas present: dodgy health claims on food to disappear from shelves?
December 14 marks the final whistle for unproven health claims used by EU’s food industry. That day ends the 6-month transition period for industry to adapt ...
Auto industry expects stable market in 2017
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) shared its market expectations and some of its key policy recommendations for the year ahead at a ...
Clearer, tougher EU energy labels on the way
A new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances is set to replace current energy labels, following agreement Tuesday by EU ...
MEPs call for binding rules on common chargers by summer
MEPs called on the Commission Thursday to put forward beefed-up rules on common chargers by July at the latest, to reduce electronic waste and empower ...
New EU rules against geoblocking come into force
New EU rules against unjustified geoblocking - a discriminatory practice that prevents online customers from buying products from a website based in another ...
EU-Vietnam deal: a long time coming, but still good news for consumers
EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren commented on 12 February on the approval by the European Parliament of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement ...
RAPEX annual report 2012
In 2012, a total of 2,278 measures against dangerous non-food products, were taken by Member States and reported in the EU Rapid Information system (RAPEX). ...
Consumer safety: RAPEX in 2012
In 2012, a total of 2,278 measures against dangerous non-food products, were taken by EU Member States and reported in the EU Rapid Information system (RAPEX). ...
European Parliament votes to solidify EU position as global leader in the fight against plastic pollution
Following the ENVI Committee vote two weeks ago, today, the European Parliament (EP) plenary voted on the European Commission's single-use plastic proposal.
Endocrine Disruptors: Commission Communication
The European Commission adopted on 7 November a Communication outlining its strategy to address the problem of endocrine disruptors, with the aim of protecting ...
Ehe EU Directive on Dangerous Substances was a response to a need to ensure the protection of public health, in particular the health of workers handling ...
GMOs are organisms such as plants, animals and micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, etc.), the genetic characteristics of which have been modified artificially ...
Restriction of Hazardous Substances EU Directive
RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, the European Union (EU) directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) which bans new electrical and electronic ...
Consumer contracts and Internet services
A recent case from the European Court of Justice has helped to clarify how the Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 will apply in relation to consumer contracts ...
New ecodesign measures
In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the European Commission on 1 October adopted ...
Britain's Prince Charles slams 'crazy' EU laws on seeds
Prince Charles describes as "crazy" EU legislation which prevents the sale of seeds from old vegetable varieties.
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious, usually non-fatal viral disease of domestic and wild cloven-hoofed animals, but may also affect certain ...
Latest documents and legislation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) - EC food safety site
Different organic farming patterns within EU-25
This 'Statistics in Focus' describes the situation of the organic farming in Europe in the EU-25 in 2004 and 2005. The analysis focuses on the data of organic ...
Following the adoption of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January2002 setting out the general principles and ...
EU reform of the wine market
The European Commission on 4 July adopted proposals for a wide-ranging reform of the EU's Common Market Organisation for wine. This aims to increase the ...
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