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Parliamentary question - E-4542/2009(ASW)Parliamentary question

Answer given by Mr McCreevy on behalf of the Commission

In reply to the written question of the Honourable Member, the Commission would like to point out that the provision of services in EU jurisdictions other than the ‘home’ is at the very heart of the Single Market. A high degree of consumer /investor protection throughout the EU is equally important. In this respect, the acquis communautaire provides for a robust framework aimed at protecting consumers involved in the provision of services throughout the Community.

This framework includes the following types of measures:

Whereas these measures have been intrumental for the adequate protection of consumers/investors, open consultations on recent Commission initiatives have sometimes put in evidence areas where improvements need to be made. Taking into account the outcome of these consultations, the Commission is further improving this framework and has planned the following additional measures: