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Better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules

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As part of the New Deal for Consumers package, the Commission published in April 2018 a proposal for a directive with the aim to strengthen enforcement of existing consumer protection rules and to modernise these rules in line with developments in the digital sphere. The proposal amended four existing directives on Consumer Rights, Unfair Commercial Practices, Unfair Contract Terms and Price Indication.

The directive was approved by the European Parliament on 17 April 2019 and still needs to be submitted for approval to the EU Council of Ministers, likely in autumn 2019. Members States will have two years from the date of entry into force of the directive to transpose it into national law.

For more information, see the pdf document below.