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Commission consultation on fragrance allergens
A report by the EU's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has found allergens in perfume products that have been implicated in problems with skin ...
EU labelling standards
Food and non-food products in the EU must comply with compulsory harmonised standards on labelling and advertising. The objective of foodstuff labelling is to ...
MEPs back cross-border portability for films
MEPs gave their backing Tuesday to cross-border portability of online music, games, films and sporting events, allowing travellers to enjoy subscriber content ...
Food labelling: another missed opportunity for healthier choices
European consumers and public health in general were dealt a severe blow today when MEPs voted not to proceed with establishing a European wide colour coding ...
European food agency issues preliminary review of GM maize rat study
French study raises questions on lack of long-term testing under EU rules
Cloning - guide
The European Commission has announced that it will propose a temporary suspension of animal cloning for food production in the EU. The Commission also plans to ...
New EU rules to strengthen toy safety
There will be no more places for defective and dangerous toys in the EU market. As from today, new EU rules for toys are in force to fulfil the highest safety ...
2010 RAPEX Report - guide
Whether a baby-stroller or a new pair of shoes, we all like to be sure that the products we buy in the EU are safe. The good news is that fewer dangerous ...
Christmas Lights in the EU - briefing
30% of Christmas lights present an obvious and direct risk of fire and electric shocks according to a new report published today by the European Commission. ...
Retailers and wholesalers welcome adoption of Single Use Plastics Directive, but ask for more robust waste management infrastructure
Speaking today at the formal adoption by the Council of the text of the Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastics on the environment, ...
EU proposal to reduce the consumption of plastic bags
The European Commission has adopted a proposal which will requires EU Member States to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Member States can ...
Endocrine disruptors
EU Member States representatives voted on 4 July in favour of the European Commission's proposal on scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the ...
ECJ ruling against sex discrimination in insurances key victory for women's rights, say civil society organisations
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday delivered its ruling in the Test-Achats case (C-236/09) concerning sex discrimination in insurance premiums. The ...
Internet users better off as EU moves to protect net neutrality
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) welcomes today’s decision to keep the internet free and able to innovate. The EU body gathering national telecom ...
Consumer financial services action plan
The European Commission presented on 23 March an Action Plan that sets out ways to provide European consumers with greater choice and better access to ...
EuroCommerce and GS1 in Europe agree to strengthen cooperation
EuroCommerce and GS1 in Europe signed on 29 May a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work more intensively together in the field of supply chain cooperation, ...
ANEC 21: celebrating 21 successful years of making a difference for consumers
Since its creation in 1995, ANEC has represented consumers' interests in standardisation, complementing the contributions of business, in order to ensure ...
New, safe 'Safe Harbour' agreement needed urgently
MEPs from the Civil Liberties Committee have called on the European Commission to come up with safe alternatives to the EU-US Safe Harbour agreement, in the ...
Dual quality food testing procedure ready in April
The common testing methodology for dual quality of food, developed by the EU's Joint-Research Centre, is to be ready in April, European Commissioner Vera ...
Card industry creates the European Cards Stakeholders Group, an association dedicated to cards standardisation in Europe
The first board meeting of the newly created European Cards Stakeholders Group (ECSG) was held today. This new industry association takes over the mission of ...
Commission leaves the European Parliament with lots of work to do
Today, on 10 January 2017, the European Commission published its proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation. This legislation is crucial to provide clear rules on ...
EU Parliament adopts new diagnostics and medical device regulations, focus now shifts towards implementation
MedTech Europe welcomes the final vote of the European Parliament endorsing the new Regulation on In vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDR) and the new ...
Contactless payments - a real benefit for customers and retailers
Retailers have been at the forefront of introducing innovation and new technology to meet the ever-changing demands and needs of their customers. Contactless ...
WEEE Forum and EucoLight raise concerns about WEEE compliance of online retailers
At a seminar on 13 September 2017 in Brussels, the WEEE Forum and EucoLight, two European trade associations that speak for e-waste producer responsibility ...
Retailers and wholesalers welcome easier cross-border VAT filing, abolition of VAT-free parcels, but deplores late implementation
EuroCommerce welcomed the adoption today of the VAT proposals related to electronic commerce.
Stop overregulation blocking retailers delivering value for consumers
In an initial response to the Commission Communication: A European retail sector fit for the 21st century, published today, EuroCommerce Director General ...
Committed to consumers leading a healthy life
Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity play a significant role in European consumers’ health and well-being. In 2014, half of EU adults (52 %) were ...
"Internal market test" needed for new EU legislation, say MEPs
The EU's internal market was put under scrutiny today, 9 March, when Members of the European Parliament debated a series of reports in their plenary session in ...
Online gambling in Europe - guide
On-line gambling is a fast developing business in Europe, with almost 15,000 websites already identified and total annual revenues exceeding EUR 6 billion in ...
Protection of video game users
Strong growth in the European video game market and the development of new media has increased the risk that consumers will be exposed to illegal or harmful ...