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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 ...
The Safety Gate rapid alert system enables quick exchange of information between EU/EEA member states, the UK and the European Commission about dangerous ...
Rapid Alert System for non-food consumer products (RAPEX) - guide
The number of dangerous products removed from the EU market rose by 53% in 2007 compared to in 2006, the European Commission's annual report on the Rapid Alert ...
Community rapid alert system for non-food dangerous consumer products (RAPEX) - briefing
The number of dangerous consumer products withdrawn from the EU market rose by 16% in 2008 compared to in 2007, the European Commission's annual report on the ...
The RAPEX 2006 Annual Report 2006 describes the functioning of the RAPEX system in 2006 and includes detailed information about the number and origin of ...
RAPEX - Rapid Alert System for non-food consumer products
RAPEX is the EU rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products – with the exception of food, pharmaceutical and medical devices, which are covered by other ...
Timeshare, within the meaning of the European Union Timeshare Directive, is the right to spend a period of time (e.g. one or more weeks) in a holiday property ...
RFID: Radio Frequency IDentification - briefing
Europeans should be able to have control over smart chips, a worldwide market set to grow five times over in the next decade, while still being able to easily ...
EU clean-up on ringtone scams - briefing
70% of websites investigated for mis-selling ringtones, wallpapers and other mobile phone services have been corrected or closed, following an 18 month EU ...
European Standards
European standards are voluntary, Europe-wide agreements which set out criteria for manufactured products. Standards help to make sure that products are fit ...
EU Consumer Policy Strategy
On 13 March 2007 the European Commission adopted a Consumer Policy Strategy for 2007-2013. The strategy sets out the challenges, role, priorities and actions ...
Sunscreen products - EU guide
As the holiday season gets underway, the European Commission is alerting consumers to a new sunscreen labelling regime which gives consumers clear information ...
Timeshare and long-term holiday products - briefing
Consumers across the EU will benefit from greater holiday protection - when they buy and resell timeshare holidays, or timeshare-like holidays on cruise boats, ...
Consumers across the EU will benefit from greater holiday protection when they buy and resell timeshare holidays, or timeshare-like holidays on cruise boats, ...
Timeshare and long-term holiday products in the EU: Questions and Answers
Consumers across the EU will benefit from tougher holiday protection when they buy and resell timeshare holidays, timeshare-like holidays on cruise boats, ...
Unsafe products in the EU - overview
If a product on the European market causes a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers, action can be taken at three different levels to eliminate the ...
Consumer Policy in the EU
Latest news on the consumer policies of the European Union.
Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products in 2015
The European Commission published new figures on 25 April showing that, in 2015, more than 2,000 dangerous products triggered EU-wide alerts. A key challenge ...
Council clarifies position on EU plastics ban
EU Member States agreed their position Wednesday on a proposal to ban single-use plastics, clarifying the products covered and proposing that producers of ...
EU Alerts

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