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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 ...
EU-US Data Protection Shield inadequate, EU Court rules
The Court of Justice of the EU decided Thursday to invalidate the EU-US Privacy Shield on grounds of an inadequate levels of protection given to European ...
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 ...
BEUC reports major airlines for breaching passenger rights and calls for industry investigation
Following thousands of complaints from upset airline passengers, BEUC - and 11 of its member organisations - have reported some major airlines to national ...
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.
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 ...
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