Tag: Consumer Rights Directive

European Consumer Day: Commission starts awareness campaign

European Consumer Day: Commission starts awareness campaign

With household budgets under pressure, EU consumer policy is there to ensure not only that consumers are treated fairly – but that they can get the best deal possible. The European Union’s efforts over the last year to strengthen consumer rights are having a positive impact on consumer confidence: a vital element in Europe’s economic […]

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Strengthened EU rights for consumers becoming a reality across Europe

Strengthened EU rights for consumers becoming a reality across Europe

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Just in time for the holiday period, shoppers across Europe can as of today count on a new set of consumer rights: today marks the deadline for member states to introduce the European Union’s Consumer Rights Directive into national law. The EU legislation will strengthen consumers’ rights in all 28 EU countries, particularly when shopping […]

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‘REFIT – Fit for growth’: Commission takes ambitious steps to make EU law ‘lighter’

‘REFIT – Fit for growth’: Commission takes ambitious steps to make EU law ‘lighter’

Whereas regulation at EU level is essential in many areas, it is often accused of stifling businesses, especially the smallest ones, or of interfering too much in citizens’ daily lives. 74% of Europeans believe that the EU generates too much red tape. In response to this concern, the Commission has made a concerted effort over […]

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