EU announced “New deal for consumers”
After many discussions and announcements that EU is working toward modernisation of consumers protection rules, EU Commission presented set of documents named “New deal for consumes”. This proposal is focused on changing diretvies in area of consumers rights, specifically Council Directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts, Directive on consumer protection in the indication of the prices of products offered to consumers, Directive concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices and Directive on consumer rights. With these changes EU commission is expecting to strengthen more consumers rights online and to give to consumers more effective tools to enforce their rights, along with high penalties for widespread infringements. Next step for this proposal is discussion in EU Parliament and Council.