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CLP: Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging
The CLP is an EU regulation which sets the rules for classification and labelling of chemicals. It aims to determine whether a substance or mixture displays ...
European Chemicals Agency ECHA - guide
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) was officially opened on 3 June 2008 by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Finnish Prime Matti ...
The REACH Directive - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
Full text of REACH Directive - from the Official Journal of the European Union L 136, 29.05.2007. In order to introduce a chemical substance on the European ...
Chemicals Reference Documents
EU reference documentation related to CLP (the Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures) and specific chemicals.
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the REACH Regulation - Questions and Answers
The new European chemicals legislation, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restrictions of Chemicals) entered into force on 1 June 2007, and ...
Consumer Goods
Individuals are directly affected if competition is weak in the area of consumer goods. The European Commission therefore aims to safeguard competition for the ...
EU competition policy and the consumer
This brochure provides information on the European Union’s work and legislation concerning cartels and competition. It also contains practical advice on what ...
The main objective of the European Commission energy inquiry was to gather information to identify possible distortions of competition in the EU and its main ...
Overall in the EU, postal services are estimated to handle 135 billion items per year, reflecting a turnover of about EUR 88 billion or about 1% of Community ...
EU uncorks wine deal phasing out Australian 'Champagne'
The Commission is toasting a deal with Australia that aims to stop Australian vintners from using names of widely know European tipples.
Single Market air transport legislation
The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament on 30 November 2007 agreed on the proposal to modernise the Single Market legislation for air ...
Animal welfare labelling: EC report launches in-depth political debate
The European Commission has adopted a report in which it outlines a series of options for animal welfare labelling, to facilitate an in-depth political debate ...
Annual report, 2005 bathing season: summary, country reports and map of beaches throughout Europe.
A first step towards improved energy bills for consumers
The European Commission's Citizens' Energy Forum has yesterday endorsed a report on good practice guidance as well as ten recommendations on energy billing.
Celebrate European Data Protection Day - Keep consumers in control!
Today is the Third European Data Protection Day. Privacy is a fundamental consumer right, that must be respected both offline and online. Yet consumers' ...
BEUC statement on food labelling
BEUC welcomes the Commission's intention to tackle the severe problem of obesity by using a regulatory approach concerning nutrition labelling. We believe ...
RAPEX report: A step in the right direction…
Today the European Commission is presenting its Annual Report 2007 on the operation of the RAPEX system, the European rapid alert system for all ...
BEUC welcomes EFSA's approach on Evaluation of Health Claims Made on Foods
BEUC, the European Consumers' Organisation, welcomes the strict approach taken by EFSA's Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) when ...
Collective Redress: Going Around in Circles
When things go wrong with a service or product in our mass production and consumption economies, a high number of consumers can easily be affected. It is not ...
Energy-saving light bulbs: good for consumers but outstanding issues need to be addressed
From 1st September 2009, incandescent light bulbs will gradually be removed from the European market. ANEC, the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation and ...
Roaming: No More Nasty Surprises
Will we soon see the end of unpleasant surprises on mobile bills after travelling abroad? Possibly.
New EU safety standards for child care products - briefing
Member States across the EU have given the green light to two new child safety standards – for "childproof" locking devices for windows and balcony doors and ...
Consumer Collective Redress - briefing
The European Commission has published a Green Paper on Consumer Collective Redress on how to facilitate redress in situations where large numbers of consumers ...
n its Decision (2003/709/EC) of 9 October 2003, the Commission created the European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG). This body replaced the Consumer ...
Over the years the European Union has established EU laws on the safety of food and other products, on consumers' rights and on the protection of people's ...
Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective (Paperback)
Consumer Behaviour- A European Perspective 3rd edition provides a comprehensive, lively, contemporary and practical introduction to consumer behaviour. It ...
EU-wide complaints-classifying system to speed up policy response to failing markets - briefing
The European Commission has unveiled a blueprint for an EU-wide method for classifying and reporting consumer complaints, inviting public comments on the ...
Consumer Credit Directive - guide
Consumers across Europe look set to be able to make better informed choices when they take out consumer credit loans - paying for holidays, weddings or a new ...
Consumer Markets Scoreboard and the MarketWatch Process - briefing
Three areas of services which really matter to people – energy, banking and transport (trains, buses and trams) – are causing the most problems for consumers, ...
Consumer Policy in the European Union
Every citizen of the European Union is a consumer and it is a function of the European Commission to protect their health, safety and economic well-being. It ...
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 474
German EU presidency priorities - Just Transition Fund - road transport sector reform

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