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Consumer protection in the EU: Policy overview

01-09-2015

'Consumers, by definition, include us all. They are the largest economic group in the economy, affecting and affected by almost every public and private economic decision', were the words of US President JF Kennedy in 1962, which marked the dawn of consumer rights. A lot has changed since then, but the fast-paced and ever-changing world is still a constant in our daily lives as consumers. In recent years, EU consumer policy has shifted from the technical harmonisation of standards to the recognition ...

'Consumers, by definition, include us all. They are the largest economic group in the economy, affecting and affected by almost every public and private economic decision', were the words of US President JF Kennedy in 1962, which marked the dawn of consumer rights. A lot has changed since then, but the fast-paced and ever-changing world is still a constant in our daily lives as consumers. In recent years, EU consumer policy has shifted from the technical harmonisation of standards to the recognition of consumer protection as a part of the effort to establish a 'Europe for citizens'. But what precisely does the European Union' consumer protection legislation encompass and which tools are used to monitor and improve the protection of European consumers? This document seeks to answer these questions, providing a snapshot of the main consumer policy developments in recent years, together with success stories, shortcomings and future challenges for legislators.

European film in the digital era

20-04-2015

The fast pace of technological change is creating both challenges and opportunities for the film industry, notably in terms of distribution via new release channels (video on demand, downloading, streaming) and release windows (release chronology), and resulting changes in audience behaviour. New business models also raise questions over copyright for access to content.

The fast pace of technological change is creating both challenges and opportunities for the film industry, notably in terms of distribution via new release channels (video on demand, downloading, streaming) and release windows (release chronology), and resulting changes in audience behaviour. New business models also raise questions over copyright for access to content.

'Best before' date labels: Protecting consumers and limiting food waste

12-02-2015

The 'best before' date, that is the recommended last consumption date, is often confused with the 'use by' date, intended for foods that are highly perishable (such as fresh meat or dairy products). Recent consumer market surveys in the EU show that only a third of consumers are able to correctly interpret the meaning of the 'best before' date. While knowledge of labelling seems to be better in some countries, consumers throughout the EU have difficulties in understanding the labelling scheme. Food ...

The 'best before' date, that is the recommended last consumption date, is often confused with the 'use by' date, intended for foods that are highly perishable (such as fresh meat or dairy products). Recent consumer market surveys in the EU show that only a third of consumers are able to correctly interpret the meaning of the 'best before' date. While knowledge of labelling seems to be better in some countries, consumers throughout the EU have difficulties in understanding the labelling scheme. Food labelling rules have been put in place to protect consumers and allow them to make informed choices when buying foodstuffs. Labelling therefore concerns not only the EU agri-food sector and its economic weight, but also its 500 million consumers. Recently some Member States have proposed to scrap 'best before' labelling for certain products like coffee, pasta and rice that have a long shelf-life. This change would help to prevent food waste, which accounts for 90 to 100 million tonnes of food annually in Europe alone, and this figure is expected to grow. The proposed labelling change could therefore be a solution not only to help end the current confusion among consumers but also to reduce food waste. Food losses occur upstream in the food supply chain, and also because of retailer negligence and consumer misinterpretation of labelling.

Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure: Initial Appraisal of the Commission's Impact Assessment

14-06-2013

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying the proposal for a Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. According to the Commission, the development of the market for alternative fuels has been held back by three major and interdependent factors: technological immaturity; lack of consumer acceptance; and missing fuel infrastructure. The current proposal focuses on 'deployment of ...

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying the proposal for a Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. According to the Commission, the development of the market for alternative fuels has been held back by three major and interdependent factors: technological immaturity; lack of consumer acceptance; and missing fuel infrastructure. The current proposal focuses on 'deployment of appropriate infrastructure for alternative fuels, assessing whether supporting action is needed and what the merits of different options are'.

Food supply chain

13-01-2012

Recent shifts in prices have focused policy attention on the food supply chain: the path food takes from producers to consumers.

Recent shifts in prices have focused policy attention on the food supply chain: the path food takes from producers to consumers.

Food supply chain in Europe

26-09-2011

Recent fluctuations in food prices have drawn attention to the need to ensure a properly functioning food supply chain.  

Recent fluctuations in food prices have drawn attention to the need to ensure a properly functioning food supply chain.  

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