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EU makes bold pledge for resource-friendly consumer goods
Consumer products sold in Europe will become more environmentally friendly, in a bid to better use depleting natural resources.
Worrying decline of food controls in Europe, new BEUC report reveals
The number of food controls and the resources allocated to them are dwindling across Europe. This is the worrying trend that emerges from the report 'Keeping ...
EU Roaming Regulation
Following today’s European Parliament vote approving the latest Roaming Regulation (which enters into force across the EU July 1, 2012), Monique Goyens, ...
Roaming - guide
The cost of using mobile phones, smartphones and tablets when travelling within the EU will fall sharply from 1 July this year, under a provisional agreement ...
CASELEX:EU:2003:187 - European Court of Justice, European Union Consumer Protection Law, ICT And Media Law
European Court of Justice, European Union Consumer Protection Law, ICT And Media Law
Consumer protection law - CASELEX:EU:2009:151
Directive 85/374/EEC – Liability for defective products – Articles 3 and 11 – Mistake in the classification of ‘producer’ – Judicial proceedings – Application ...
Consumer protection law - contracts negotiated away from business premises - CASELEX:EU:2009:160
Directive 85/577/EEC – Article 4 – Consumer protection – Contracts negotiated away from business premises – Right of cancellation – Obligation on the trader to ...
EU Court refuses trademark for chocolate rabbits
Chocolate rabbits or reindeer with red ribbons around their neck cannot be registered as Community trademarks, the General Court has ruled, in response to ...
The new arrangements for applying the anti-trust procedures, which were introduced by Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003, are designed to ensure more effective ...
The EU's legislation governing the general principles of food law and harmonised controls also underpins the European Food Safety Authority, a European agency ...
Consumers
Summaries of Legislation of EU Consumers Policy.
As part of the EU's action to tackle bottlenecks in the Single Market and to boost growth, the European Commission carried out a public consultation on ...
An expert group established by the European Commission has delivered a feasibility study on a future initiative on European contract law. In April 2010, the ...
Mediation in civil and commercial matters - summary
The European Parliament and the EU Council on 23 April 2008 gave the go-ahead for an EU law to encourage mediation for cross-border legal disputes. The ...
Mediation in civil and commercial matters - guide
The European Parliament and the EU's Council on 23 April 2008 gave the go-ahead for an EU law to encourage mediation for cross-border legal disputes. The ...
Commission Report on bank fee charges - briefing
There are widespread problems with the way banks inform and advise their customers according to a European Commission report on retail financial service ...
Fees capped for card-based payments
The European Parliament has agreed a compromise deal with the Council on a regulation capping interchange fees for card-based payments. It is hoped the ...
3rd report on card fraud - ECB
Card fraud within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) increased in 2012 for the first time since 2008, driven mainly by higher internet fraud. The third ...
EU credit rating agencies proposal - briefing
The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a Regulation on credit rating agencies. This proposal is part of a package of proposals to deal with the ...
Cross-border payments
The European Commission proposed on 28 March to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU.
Deposit Guarantee Schemes - guide
The European Commission has proposed changes to existing European rules to further improve protection for bank account holders and retail investors. Since ...
Duty-free imports: New rules for travellers' allowances into the European Union - briefing
From 1 December 2008, new rules on tax and duty free imports enter into force. Travellers will benefit from cost savings when importing goods into the EU in ...
Electronic money proposal - briefing
The European Commission has put forward a proposal revising the current rules governing the conditions for issuing electronic money in the EU. The proposal ...
European Parliament takes strong line on SEPA value for payment users
EuroCommerce warmly welcomes the adoption of the resolution on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) by the European Parliament today.
Insurance Guarantee Schemes (IGS) - guide
The European Commission has proposed changes to existing European rules to further improve protection for bank account holders and retail investors. ...
Consumer protection in financial services - Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD) Revision
The European Commission has presented a legislative package that raises standards in financial services and removes loopholes for the benefit of consumers. ...
Investor Compensation Schemes - guide
The European Commission has proposed changes to existing European rules to further improve protection for bank account holders and retail investors. Since ...
Customs action to tackle IPR infringing goods
EU Customs detained almost 40 million products suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2012, according to the Commission's annual report ...
Payment Services Directive
The European Parliament adopted on 8 October a European Commission proposal to create safer and more innovative European payments. The new rules will protect ...
Proposal for a Directive on Payment Accounts
The European Commission publishes today a proposal for a Directive on the transparency and comparability of payment account fees, payment account switching and ...
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