European Council agrees on draft regulation for enforcement of consumer protection laws

The European Council has agreed to a new draft for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws. The regulation should provide more concrete measures for national authorities when dealing with consumer issues, and establish mechanisms among these authorities in member states to act collectively on these matters. The regulation is currently undergoing a procedure of adoption. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament (IMCO) has announced a vote on its position on 21 March 2017.