7

Resultado(s)

Palavra(s)
Tipo de publicação
Domínio de intervenção
Autor
Palavra-chave
Data

Modernisation of EU consumer protection rules: A new deal for consumers

15-04-2019

On 11 April 2018, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules, as part of its 'new deal for consumers' package of measures. The proposal followed a fitness check of consumer legislation and an evaluation of the Consumer Rights Directive showed that the EU consumer legislation is fit for purpose, but could benefit from certain aspects being clarified and brought into line with the reality of the digital economy. ...

On 11 April 2018, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules, as part of its 'new deal for consumers' package of measures. The proposal followed a fitness check of consumer legislation and an evaluation of the Consumer Rights Directive showed that the EU consumer legislation is fit for purpose, but could benefit from certain aspects being clarified and brought into line with the reality of the digital economy. The proposal, which would amend four consumer protection directives, focuses on various consumer issues, including penalties for infringements, transparency on online marketplaces, protection for consumers of 'free' digital services, the right of withdrawal and dual quality of products. On 21 March 2019, Parliament and the Council reached provisional agreement on the proposal. The agreement rejects the proposed changes that would weaken the right of withdrawal. It bans several unfair commercial practices in all circumstances, and allows dual quality of products to be declared as misleading on a case-by-case basis. Parliament is expected to vote on the provisional agreement during the April II plenary session. Third edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

COLLECTIVE REDRESS IN THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

03-10-2018

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Legal Affairs, aims to assess the current state of play of collective redress at national and European levels, evaluate the opportunity of a European intervention in the matter and provide the European Parliament with concrete recommendations. Both the assessment and the recommendations have been drafted keeping in mind the essential issue raised ...

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Legal Affairs, aims to assess the current state of play of collective redress at national and European levels, evaluate the opportunity of a European intervention in the matter and provide the European Parliament with concrete recommendations. Both the assessment and the recommendations have been drafted keeping in mind the essential issue raised by collective redress: access to justice. This principle, which is essential in a Union enforcing the rule of law, is currently challenged by the existing divergences. As such the creation of harmonised collective redress mechanism is becoming an increasingly pressing matter.

Autor externo

Rafael AMARO, Associate Professor at the University Paris-Descartes, France Maria José AZAR-BAUD, Associate Professor at Paris-Sud University, France Sabine CORNELOUP, Professor at the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France Bénédicte FAUVARQUE-COSSON, Professor at the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France Fabienne JAULT-SESEKE, Professor at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

EU consumer protection rules

10-07-2018

The IA is aimed at underpinning new legislation in the field of consumer protection, as called for in various European Parliament resolutions. It represents a considerable body of work, based on extensive evaluation and consultation. Methodological weaknesses include the narrow range of options to calibrate the evaluation findings. Secondly, there are some presentation issues, which do not facilitate consideration of the Commission’s choices. For instance, the large space devoted to consultation ...

The IA is aimed at underpinning new legislation in the field of consumer protection, as called for in various European Parliament resolutions. It represents a considerable body of work, based on extensive evaluation and consultation. Methodological weaknesses include the narrow range of options to calibrate the evaluation findings. Secondly, there are some presentation issues, which do not facilitate consideration of the Commission’s choices. For instance, the large space devoted to consultation comes at the expense of useful and more sound information.

Collective Redress in Antitrust

12-06-2012

Consumers regularly suffer harm in the form of higher prices, lower output, reduced quality and limited innovation as a result of antitrust infringements but they are rarely compensated due to legal and practical obstacles. Collective redress is a mechanism that may accomplish the termination or prevention of unlawful business practices which affect a multitude of claimants or the compensation for the harm caused by such illegal practices. This study analyses the systems of collective redress for ...

Consumers regularly suffer harm in the form of higher prices, lower output, reduced quality and limited innovation as a result of antitrust infringements but they are rarely compensated due to legal and practical obstacles. Collective redress is a mechanism that may accomplish the termination or prevention of unlawful business practices which affect a multitude of claimants or the compensation for the harm caused by such illegal practices. This study analyses the systems of collective redress for breach of competition law in the area of antitrust in the EU. Starting with an overview of the relevant national and EU legislation in this area, it discusses the question of an EU-wide specific system for collective redress in antitrust and the legal basis for a legislative initiative at EU level. Finally, it assesses advantages and limits of different policy options in relation to several procedural rules both generally applying to collective actions and specifically relevant to collective redress in antitrust.

Autor externo

Paolo BUCCIROSSI (Lear), Michele CARPAGNANO (University of Trento), Lorenzo CIARI (Lear), Massimo TOGNONI (Lear) and Cristiana VITALE (Lear) with contributions by : Luca AGUZZONI, Marco BELLIA, Gaia BELLOMO and Riccardo ZECCHINELLI

Victims of environmental crime

24-02-2012

There is an international trend to accompany administrative and civil liability for environmental violations with criminal sanctions. This gradual criminalisation of environmental law highlights the need to take a closer look at those who suffer from environmental crime.

There is an international trend to accompany administrative and civil liability for environmental violations with criminal sanctions. This gradual criminalisation of environmental law highlights the need to take a closer look at those who suffer from environmental crime.

Cross-Border Alternative Dispute Resolution in the European Union

15-06-2011

The study identifies barriers to the use of ADR schemes by consumers in the EU, especially in cross-border cases. It assesses other legislation relevant for consumer redress: the European Small Claims Procedure, the Injunctions Directive and the Mediation Directive. Finally, it examines ways to improve the effectiveness of cross-border ADR and the usefulness of a European legal instrument.

The study identifies barriers to the use of ADR schemes by consumers in the EU, especially in cross-border cases. It assesses other legislation relevant for consumer redress: the European Small Claims Procedure, the Injunctions Directive and the Mediation Directive. Finally, it examines ways to improve the effectiveness of cross-border ADR and the usefulness of a European legal instrument.

Autor externo

Civic Consulting (Berlin) : Frank Alleweldt (Project director), Senda Kara (Scientific director), Neva Nahtigal (Coordination, ADR analysis), Tom Van Dyck (Legal analysis), Justine Verbeke (Legal analysis), Evelyne Terryn (Second reader legal analysis), Roman Brock (Contributor, German law) and Paulina Komorowska (Contributor, Polish law)

Collective redress in the EU

31-05-2011

The EU has been discussing improving enforcement of EU law and the means of properly compensating victims for over 20 years. Throughout these discussions, collective redress, already in existence in a number of Member States (MS), has been suggested as a possible solution. However, despite numerous studies and public consultations, as well as Green and White Papers, the Commission is yet to produce a concrete proposal.

The EU has been discussing improving enforcement of EU law and the means of properly compensating victims for over 20 years. Throughout these discussions, collective redress, already in existence in a number of Member States (MS), has been suggested as a possible solution. However, despite numerous studies and public consultations, as well as Green and White Papers, the Commission is yet to produce a concrete proposal.

Futuros eventos

17-10-2019
What Europe is Thinking: The latest Pew survey of opinion in 14 EU Member States
Outro evento -
EPRS
05-11-2019
The Art and Craft of Political Speech-writing: A conversation with Eric Schnure
Outro evento -
EPRS
06-11-2019
Where next for the global and European economies? The 2019 IMF Economic Outlook
Outro evento -
EPRS

Parceiros

Mantenha-se ligado

email update imageSistema de atualizações por correio eletrónico

O sistema de alerta por "e-mail", que remete as últimas informações diretamente para o seu endereço de correio eletrónico, permite-lhe acompanhar todas as pessoas e todos os eventos relacionados com o Parlamento Europeu, o que inclui as últimas notícias relativas aos deputados, aos serviços de informação ou ao Think Tank.

Pode aceder ao sistema de qualquer ponto da página eletrónica do Parlamento. Para se inscrever e receber notificações do Think Tank, basta comunicar o seu endereço de correio eletrónico, selecionar os temas do seu interesse, indicar a frequência (diária, semanal ou mensal) e confirmar o registo, clicando na hiperligação que receber por correio eletrónico.

RSS imageFluxos RSS

Não perca nenhuma informação ou atualização das páginas do Parlamento Europeu na Internet, utilizando o nosso fluxo RSS.

Clique na seguinte hiperligação para configurar o seu fluxo RSS.