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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 targets geo-blocking to boost e-commerce
Retailers will no longer be able to refuse to sell goods and services to people living in other EU countries under a three-pronged bid to boost e-commerce in ...
Safety Gate for dangerous products 2018
The European Commission released on 5 April its 2018 report on the Safety Gate for dangerous products, the former Rapid Alert System.
Parliament gives green light to handy EU-wide pension product
The EU Parliament has given its blessing to a deal reached between the EU institutions on the creation of a pension product that would be available in all EU ...
Retailers and wholesalers want to tackle plastic waste, but with focus on what will work best
Speaking after today's vote at the EP Plenary on the own-initiative report by Mark Demesmaeker MEP (ECR, BE) on the European Strategy for Plastics in a ...
New EU rules on power adaptors come into force
A new EU regulation on external power supplies aimed at making a range of household appliances, from laptops to electric toothbrushes, more energy efficient ...
Geo-blocking and other geographically-based restrictions undermine online shopping and cross-border sales. The Digital Single Market strategy includes a ...
EU consumers left drastically short-changed by state gambling monopolies
RIGHT2BET has exclusively revealed that throughout the World Cup European state betting monopolies offered their customers, on average, 32% worse odds than ...
Fuel prices
Whoever drives a car will have been confronted with the high cost of fuel.
Fish-friendly laundry and dishwasher detergents - guide
Washing powders and dishwasher detergents will need to be almost phosphate-free in future, following a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday. The ...
Our money, our rights! Consumer movement turns the spotlight on financial services
Consumers International (CI) will lead its 220 member organisations from around the world in a call for action on financial services on 15 March, World ...
Airbnb decides to conform to EU consumer rules
Following its negotiations with Airbnb, the EU Commission announced Thursday that the accommodation platform had improved and 'fully clarified' the way it ...
VW yet to guarantee post-dieselgate emissions repairs
VW is yet to guarantee its emissions repairs do not affect its cars' performance, the EU Commission said Tuesday in its conclusions on the 8.5 million car ...
EU mulls improvements to European contract law
The European Commission, seeking to boost cross-border trade and to ensure strong rights for consumers, convened a new expert group to propose ways to improve ...
Major new rules for roaming in the EU
Today sees new European Commission rules proposing to change the face of Europe’s telecommunications market and further reduce the roaming cost of calls, texts ...
Sweep Investigations: 2010 Sweep on tickets for cultural and sporting events
27 EU Member States plus Norway and Iceland participated in the fourth EU led Sweep investigation to check websites selling tickets for cultural and sporting ...
GDPR one year in - working well, but care needed on burdens for SMEs
Speaking after the European Commission today published its report on the first year of implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ...
Revised rules to revolutionise EU payment services
Cheaper, easier and safer electronic payments should result from the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), which applies as of 13 January, and aims to ...
New Ecodesign rules for light bulbs, applicable from September 2018
As of 1 September 2018 energy intensive and inefficient halogen light bulbs can no longer be sold across the European Union.
End of roaming charges in 2017: Q&A on fair use policy and other preparatory measures
The European Commission discussed on 21 September a revised draft of the rules needed to avoid abuses of the end of roaming charges in time for June 2017.
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