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http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety/rapex/ The RAPEX rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products is proving a success throughout Europe. The system is intended to address risks to health and safety through the rapid exchange of information between EU countries. When a non-food product is found to be dangerous, the national authorities notify the commission which can then either ban the product or let it be sold on certain conditions. In April, the EU revealed the results of the 2006 RAPEX report, which highlights a sharp rise in the number of notifications resulting in the withdrawal from the market of many products.
France: One of Europe's biggest burger consumers According to a study last year, about three-quarters of French restaurants now sell hamburgers and 80 percent of these say it has become their top-selling meal. It is a sign of changing tastes in the country, which is now one of the biggest consumers of American style fast-food in Europe. Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Paris. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety/rapex/ European consumers are having a hard time getting their bearings. They are not comfortable with the idea of buying something in another country of the European Union: only one out of five people have done so over the past twelve months. And yet, the EU single market offers many possibilities for competition and for buying at a lower price.
On 25 March 2017 we celebrate 60 years since the founding treaties of Europe were signed. Thomas Bustrup, Deputy Director General of the Confederation of Danish Industry, talks about why Europe is important for him and businesses in general. Read more here: https://www.businesseurope.eu/publications/60th-anniversary-treaties-rome Find more info on : https://www.businesseurope.eu Follow us on Twitter @BusinessEurope
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/index_en.htm There are 500 million people from 27 countries living in the European Union. We have the right to live, work, travel and shop anywhere in Europe. We make over a billion cross-border trips every year and 12 million of us live in another EU country. But sometimes we face barriers to our rights and our freedom to move across Europe. The European Union is working to make sure everyone benefits from the same rights in everyday situations. As a European citizen, your rights are protected at home, abroad and online Comments have been disabled, please engage with these issues on our Facebook http://on.fb.me/werYwo and Twitter pages @EU_Justice.
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/index_en.htm The basic aim of consumer protection policy in the EU is to inform and empower consumers, ensuring they are equally well-protected across the 27 EU Member States with the European Commission working in synergy with the National Authorities. EU rules curb abusive practices, harmonize legislation in the financial services and monitor product safety (via the RAPEX alert system). In addition the European Consumer Centres (ECCs) provide information and support in case of redress to EU citizens.
A new pace of change: We spoke to 7,000 Banking and Insurance consumers across Europe to get their views on the industry’s future. Learn more at http://www.newpaceofchange.com Would you use Amazon or Facebook for banking and insurance? A Fujitsu European wide consumer survey reveals that a fifth of us would. And not just this: - A third of consumers are willing to buy services like broadband from their Bank or Insurer - Whilst 44% of us still use cash to pay daily, a third are using mobile payments and a fifth are using wearables and cryptocurrencies - Over a third would leave a bank if they didn't offer the most up to date technology The study, commissioned by Fujitsu across 7,000 European consumers, paints the picture of a bold and progressive consumer whose attitude has shifted to ...
http://www.euronews.com/ The centre of Paris is not the best place to buy petrol, as hypermarkets are far away in the suburbs and a lack of competition means some filling stations are gouging motorists mercilessly. However, all over Europe consumers are groaning at the spiralling petrol and diesel costs, even if not everywhere is facing Parisian prices. "2.02 euros for a litre of 95 unleaded? It's too much...it keeps going up, it doesn't stop. Where's it going to end?" said one commuter, and he was riding a thrifty moped. The disparity between the price of a litre of oil and a litre of refined fuel is enormous, and mostly because of taxes, which will not fall as long as governments are strapped for cash. Then there are supply-side problems. Non-OPEC producers are struggling to increase...
Anna from Prague, Czech Republic asked: "I heard that a new EU regulation extending the rights of European consumers has come into force. How are we better protected?" John Phelan, the Communication Officer at The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) answered: "Indeed, it's true to say that we, as European consumers within the single market, are better protected as of June of this year because the European Union has introduced a set of new laws called the Consumer Rights Directive. In that Dir... READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2014/07/04/new-rights-for-consumers-in-the-eu What is in the news today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeLGPTLVZMp8kczDH7_5Ni euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription...
Struan discusses recent changes he has helped enforce to ensue that consumers and fishermen across Europe have a fairer deal.
http://www.globalchange.com Why older customers are an important retail market for consumers. Meeting the needs of older shoppers in design and layout of stores, shopping malls, and in signage. Most people over 50 cannot read small type without glasses yet most printed material used in marketing is designed for younger eyes. Conference keynote speaker on retail and consumer trends - Futurist Patrick Dixon lecture for Hermes retail clients in the UK.
Why is competition policy important for consumers? Competition policy is about applying rules to make sure businesses and companies compete fairly with each other. This encourages enterprise and efficiency, creates a wider choice for consumers and helps reduce prices and improve quality. Low prices for all: the simplest way for a company to gain a high market share is to offer a better price. In a competitive market, prices are pushed down. Not only is this good for consumers - when more people can afford to buy products, it encourages businesses to produce and boosts the economy in general. Better quality: Competition also encourages businesses to improve the quality of goods and services they sell – to attract more customers and expand market share. Quality can mean various things: ...
http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/reform/index_en.htm Fish, molluscs, and crustaceans are a healthy source of dietary protein. However, consumers want more complete and understandable information about these products, more than 65% of which are currently imported.
Europe wants to roll-out smart meters and have them installed in all European households in the coming decade. Is that a smart move for consumers? What about data protection issues or consumers' ability to reduce their consumption? BEUC Director General Monique Goyens takes stock.
Tourists have new shopping habits.
Consumers share insightful and often radical views on everything from payments and technology to the future of banks. Visit http://www.newpaceofchange.com to discover more views on Banking. Fujitsu spoke to a cross-section of Europeans about their thoughts on Banking. They shared insightful and often radical views on everything from payments and technology to the future of banks. Visit http://www.newpaceofchange.com to discover more from the Fujitsu European Financial Services Survey 2016 which polled 7,000 Banking and Insurance consumers across Europe.
Don't you just hate it when you're buying things online and the final price ends up being more than the price advertised? Europe's consumers are still faced with difficulties when buying air travel tickets online. Tell us how you think we can improve things by leaving a comment here http://bit.ly/SXoSSp
The European Commission has laid down the basis for a charter, to protect the rights of energy users throughout the EU. It is also intended to reassure customers, worried about the possible negative effects of opening up energy markets across Europe. read more .. www.bajaenergyblog.com
David Friedman, President of Wealth-X says there has been a pullback in the Chinese consumer, who has migrated away from the Middle East to Europe. This has been driven by the differential in cost as a result of the currency appreciation.
Every day, consumers across Europe buy millions of products, taking for granted that these goods are safe. The European Commission works together with manufacturers, importers, retailers, experts and 31 national authorities to make sure dangerous products are detected and reported quickly in the European Rapid Alert System. Every week, a list of detected dangerous products is published on the web. Everybody can consult this website and check what products should not be for sale.
Madam President, I believe that this House, along with the Council and Commission, believes very strongly that consumer rights in the energy sector in Europe should be clearly stated and well protected. We are all convinced that mechanisms need to address the shortcomings that currently exist in our systems across the European Union. We also all agree that we need a tool with which to clarify and consolidate energy rights that exist in European and national legislation. We agree that this tool should be part of a broader communication strategy, of which the Commission's checklist is an important part as well. The report that Mrs De Vits has authored -- and I would like to commend her on her work along with the work of the other shadows -- is an important step contributing to this de...
The EU is looking into allegations that food companies are selling lower quality food products to some EU countries. The European Commission presents its latest findings and discusses consumer protection laws with MEPs. Comment on: Google + http://tinyurl.com/orh99s6 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament Twitter https://twitter.com/Europarl_EN