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2013/0246(COD) - 15/10/2015 Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading

The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection adopted the recommendation for second reading contained in the report by Birgit COLLIN-LANGEN (EPP, DE) on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on package travel and linked travel arrangements, amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 90/314/EEC.

The committee recommended the European Parliament to approve, without amendment, the Council position at first reading. It took note of the Commission statement annexed to this resolution.

The Commission declared that when revising the Commission staff working document of 3 December 2009 entitled "Guidance on the implementation/application of Directive 2005/29/EC on unfair commercial practices", it will also address the issue of commercial practices whereby travel service providers who market their services online offer additional services in a hidden, unclear or ambiguous manner, such as hiding the option of not booking any further services.

The Commission will inform Parliament on how its views have been taken into account when the revised Guidance is adopted.