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Harmonized indices of consumer prices, May 2007
This Statistics in focus is the monthly publication of Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices (HICP) for May 2007. It contains indices and rates of change for ...
EC Stocktaking on Consumer Product Safety controls - guide
The European Commission on 22 November 2007 set out a series of initiatives where action will be taken to strengthen the enforcement and implementation of ...
Proposed consumer rights directive - briefing
The European Commission launched on 8 October proposals for EU-wide rights to make it easier for consumers to shop on the Internet and in the main street.
Your rights as a consumer - How the European Union protects your interests
In the European Union, you can shop wherever you like in the hunt for the best goods and services at the lowest prices, without having to bother with customs, ...
EU Consumer Contacts
General Contractual Rights
Contract terms in the European Union define the rights and duties of the parties who are bound by them. Standard contract terms facilitate commercial ...
CosIng is the European Commission database with information on cosmetic ingredients contained in the "Cosmetics Directive" 76/768/EEC (Cosmetics Directive), as ...
CosIng cosmetic ingredients database - guide
The European Commission launched on 20 May 2008 an online database of the ingredients used in cosmetic products, making it easier for companies to find ...
The European Council on 8 April approved the amendment voted by the European Parliament on the EU Directive establishing common rules on consumer credit.
2007 customs seizures of counterfeit goods - guide
Statistics just published by the European Commission relating to counterfeit and piracy show a significant increase in customs activity last year. In 2007, ...
EU ban on dimethylfumarate (DMF) in consumer products such as sofas and shoes - briefing
The use of the biocide (DMF) dimethylfumarate - which has caused severe allergic reactions in hundreds of consumers, because of its use in every day consumer ...
There are widespread problems with refusals of orders for EU consumers trying to purchase goods online in another Member state, according to a new European ...
Eating, drinking, smoking - Comparative price levels in 37 European countries for 2006
This Statistics in Focus presents price level indices for eating, drinking and smoking for 37 European countries in 2006. Total price levels vary between more ...
Who can you turn to if you have a problem with a product you bought in another European country? Who can inform you of your rights and what you are entitled to ...
EU crackdown on websites selling consumer electronic goods - briefing
EU Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva today announced the results of an EU-wide investigation - involving 26 Member States and Norway and Iceland - into ...
EU consumer protection: enforcement package - briefing
Today the European Commission adopted a "consumer enforcement package" to strengthen the EU-wide enforcement of consumer rules. The package consists of: a ...
EU Consumer MarketWatch - guide
The European Commission on 31 January 2008 launched the "Consumer Market Watch" process which investigates how markets in various sectors of the economy ...
EU consumer rights
Consumers in the European Union now have a number of common basic rights if they shop across EU borders.
Questions and answers on EU Consumer Policy strategy 2007-2013
Commissioner Meglena Kuneva on 13 March set out more than 20 legislative and non legislative initiatives to boost the retail side of the European Union's ...
If you have a problem with a product you bought in another European country; if you want to check on your rights and what you are entitled to as a European ...
The European cosmetics industry has a value of output of more than EUR 35 billion; is highly innovative, with major cosmetic companies replacing or ...
EU Consumer Policy Financial Programme
Every year, the European Commission establishes its annual work programme setting out the various budget items for consumer policy to be absorbed on that given ...
EU Product Legislation
The General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) aims at ensuring that only safe consumer products are sold in the EU. The objectives of the Directive are both to ...
The use of units of measurement is prescribed in the European Union by means of Council Directive 80/181/EEC of 20 December 1979. Last updated in 1999, the EU ...
Dismantling barriers to cross-border online shopping - briefing
There are widespread problems with refusals of orders for EU consumers trying to purchase goods online in another Member state, according to a new European ...
There are many consumer organisations in Europe of different size, background and capacity depending on national history and conditions. You will find detailed ...
The EU regulatory framework for electronic communications comprises a series of legal texts and associated measures that apply throughout the 25 EU Member ...
Private household income in the European Union regions, 2003
This Statistics in focus analyses the structure of private household income in the European Union in 2003. Data on Romania have been integrated as well. The ...
EU - US - China summit on product safety - briefing
Following the successful "Joint U.S.-EU-China Initiative on Consumer Product Safety Compliance" held in China in September 2008, the product safety authorities ...
EU product safety stocktaking exercise follow-up - guide
The stocktaking exercise was instigated by the European Commission in September 2007 to review the strengths and weaknesses of the consumer product safety ...
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