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Parliamentary questions
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18 April 2019
Answer given by Ms Jourová on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: P-001084/2019

As regards the proposal on better enforcement and modernisation(1) to which the Honourable Member refers, the Commission welcomes the recent provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council(2).

The concerns raised by the Honourable Member have been largely addressed, in particular as regards the consumer’s right of withdrawal and individual remedies for consumers harmed by unfair commercial practices.

Whilst the European Parliament and Council did not agree on the establishment of a fund for harmed consumers, the non-exhaustive indicative criteria for the imposition of penalties to take into account also the intentional or negligent character of a trader’s infringement of consumer law.

The Commission now looks forward to the formal adoption of the directive by both the European Parliament and the Council.

At the same time, it urges in particular the Council to agree on its position for negotiations with the European Parliament on the second legislative proposal of the New Deal for Consumers, namely, the proposed Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers(3).

(1)COM(2018) 185 final.
(2)Press release of 2 April 2019 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1755_en.htm
(3)COM(2018) 184 final.

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