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Starting tomorrow, consumers will benefit from cheaper intra-EU phone calls
People making phone calls from their home country to someone living in another EU country will see their phone bill drop thanks to a new EU measure which will ...
Senior Legal Officer - Consumer and Digital Policy, European Consumer Organisation
BEUC is seeking a Senior Legal Officer - Consumer and Digital Policy.
EU's Digital Single Market blueprint released
A European ‘Digital Single Market’ was brought a step closer today by the European Commission’s eCommerce Communication. Consumers in the EU can see this as ...
Victims of breast implants scandal fight for compensation - Need for EU to better protect with Collective Redress
Criminal fraud proceedings begin today in France following last year’s breast implants scandal which affected 400,000 victims globally and 100,000 in Europe.
Mixed outcome of new EU consumer insurance market law
A deal was reached last night between Members of European Parliament and EU ministers in the revision of EU-wide rules for insurance sales, ranging from car ...
EU Parliament votes for more transparency of food safety studies
In a plenary vote today, the European Parliament endorsed the deal agreed with Member States on a proposal to end secrecy around scientific studies on food ...
Consumer Agenda finally puts consumer at centre of EU policy-making
BEUC welcomes the adoption by the European Commission of the Consumer Agenda - its vision for future EU consumer policy.
EU introduces new consumer rights
A range of new consumer rights will apply in all 28 EU Member States as of Friday, June 13.
EU paves way for the bank accounts consumers actually need - BEUC
Today’s European Parliament vote will enable all European consumers to open a bank account, make account fees more transparent and comparable and help those ...
EU-US 'Safe Harbour' data agreement: BEUC comment
The European Commission has identified 13 recommendations for change to the EU/US ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement on citizens’ personal data exchange for commercial ...
EU improves system to test cars after Dieselgate
Today, the European Parliament, Member States and Commission reached an agreement to reform the system for approving cars before they go on sale and checking ...
Early Christmas present: dodgy health claims on food to disappear from shelves?
December 14 marks the final whistle for unproven health claims used by EU’s food industry. That day ends the 6-month transition period for industry to adapt ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Future of food labelling at stake
MEPs still have a chance to give consumers the means to make informed choices about which food products they buy during a crucial vote next week (16th June) in ...
Long-delayed EU strategy on hormone disrupting chemicals - roll out is matter of urgency
Chemicals which change our hormonal system, so-called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are linked to severe health problems, including infertility, ...
Google's privacy policy questioned by EU data authorities
Data protection authorities across Europe - collectively known the Article 29 Working Party – have today issued their conclusions on Google’s privacy policy ...
2011 RAPEX figures released: Numbers down, risks unchanged?
A disturbing 1,803 dangerous products alerts have been revealed with today’s release of the 2011 RAPEX system statistics. This is down by approximately 450 ...
MiFID II - An opportunity to make Europeans' investments safer
While stock markets and banks are in disarray, Europe's consumers need stable financial markets more than ever to make secure investments. The European ...
Deal reached to improve enforcement of consumer law
The EU has struck a deal that should see consumers better protected when a company breaks the law.
New deposit guarantee rules are first step in right direction
Today the European Commission adopted its proposal which revises EU rules on deposit guarantee schemes. BEUC welcomes that the European Commission prescribes ...
'New Deal for Consumers' - clear improvement but not the needed quantum leap
The European Commission proposed on 11 April to give teeth to consumer law by publishing proposals which include tougher sanctions for companies that act ...
Consumer groups across Europe file complaints against Google for breach of GDPR
Today, seven consumer organisations from across Europe have announced that they will file complaints against Google with their national data protection ...
Privacy Shield fails data protection test
Europe's national data protection authorities have voiced substantial concerns regarding a planned data transfer agreement between the EU and US. The so-called ...
EU-US trade talks resume, consumer concerns continue
EU and US delegations meet this week in Brussels to resume their trade talks after last month's US government shutdown halted the second round of negotiations.
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