IP/17/727  24-03-2017 - Buying online and solving disputes online: 24.000 consumers used new European platform in first year 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 March 2017 While there are strong rules in place in the EU to protect consumers, in practice consumers sometimes encounter problems getting redress when their rights are violated, particularly cross border.
STATEMENT/17/690  20-03-2017 - Joint statement by Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Vĕra Jourová on the dialogue on data protection and data flows with Japan 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Hanover, 20 March 2017 Today, Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Vĕra Jourová, together with the Japanese delegation, launched at the CeBIT 2017 fair the dialogue on data protection and data flows with Japan, to further EU-Japan bilateral cooperation on the data economy.
IP/17/631  17-03-2017 - The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 EU consumer authorities and organisations have received a growing number of complaints from consumers, who have been targeted by fraud or scams when using social media websites, as well as having been subject to certain terms of services that do not...
IP/17/602  16-03-2017 - Keeping EU consumers safe – online marketplaces join efforts to remove dangerous products from EU market 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 March 2017 Today, the European Commission presented its latest report on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous products. In 2016, the system was more actively used by national authorities, who removed more dangerous products from stores.
MEMO/17/630  16-03-2017 - 2016 Report of the Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 16 March 2017 Today, the European Commission presented its latest report on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous products. What is the Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products? The European Rapid Alert system for non-food dangerous products ensures that information about dangerous products...
MEMO/17/592  14-03-2017 - Shareholders' rights directive Q&A 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 14 March 2017 Today, the European Parliament has voted its report on the revised Shareholders' rights directive. The final adoption step will take place in the European Council shortly. The directive will enter into force two years after its publication in the official journal.
MEMO/17/470  08-03-2017 - Questions and Answers: What is the EU doing for women's rights and gender equality? 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 March 2017 Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union and one that has been enshrined in the Treaty from the very beginning, as the Rome Treaty included a provision on equal pay.
STATEMENT/17/463  07-03-2017 - Joint statement on the occasion of International Women's Day 2017 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 7 March 2017 The European Union stands by women in Europe and around the globe today, as it did at the time of its foundation. Sixty years ago, equality between women and men was embedded in the Rome Treaty as one of the European Union's...
SPEECH/17/403  28-02-2017 - Speech by Commissioner Jourová - 10 years of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency: a call to action in defence of fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech by Commissioner Jourová - Speech by Commissioner Jourová - Vienna, 28 February 2017 Dear President, Your Excellencies Ministers Ladies and gentlemen Relevance of fundamental rights in today's context I must admit that I approach this event with mixed feelings.
STATEMENT/17/311  22-02-2017 - Statement by Commissioner Jourová on the European Day for victims of crime 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 February 2017 On the European Day for Victims of Crime, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, said: "Every year across the EU, around 1 in 7 people fall victim to crime.