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General financial framework 2004-2007 for Community consumer policy activities
The European Union has set a financial framework of EUR 81.8 million in support of consumer policy for the period 2004-2007. This financial framework will fund 19 actions relating to: protection of consumer safety (services and non-food products), protection of the economic and legal interests of consumers, promotion of consumer information and education and promotion of consumer organisations.
Decision No 20/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 December 2003 establishing a general framework for financing Community actions in support of consumer policy for the years 2004 to 2007 [See amending acts].
Decision No 20/2004/ECreplaced Decision No 283/1999/EC (which had been in force until 2003) and established a new budgetary framework for a four-year period. The objective was to establish a direct link between the actions financed in support of consumer policy and the priorities of the Consumer policy strategy 2000-2006, taking into account the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities.
The Decision allocated funding to the amount of EUR 81.8 million (of which EUR 60.6 million was for the period up to 31 December 2006) to finance a total of 19 actions to develop consumer policy.
The financial framework was also accessible to the countries of the European Economic Area and the associated countries.
The financial instrument for 2004-2007 was used to finance, for example, the RAPEX rapid alert system, the EEJ network (see "Related Acts") and specific projects which fulfil the objectives and priorities of the Community's consumer policy.
This annual budget was equivalent to the budget allocated for actions in support of consumer policy in the previous period.
For further information, please consult the SCADPlus webpage on the 1999-2003 financial framework for Community activities in favour of consumers.
Decision No 1926/2006/EC
This Decision establishes the new programme of Community action in the field of consumer policy (31 December 2006 - 31 December 2013), replacing the general financing framework for 2004-2007.
|Act||Entry into force - Date of expiry||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision No 20/2004/EC [adoption: codecision COD/2003/0020]||12.01.2004|
|-||Official Journal L 5 of 09.01.2004|
|Amending act(s)||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision No 786/2004/EC||26.11.2004||-||JO L 138 du 30.04.2004|
|Decision No 1926/2006/EC||31.12.2006||-||JO L 404 du 30.12.2006|