STATEMENT/14/123  15-04-2014 - The right to a basic bank account for all European citizens: Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 15 April 2014 The European Parliament has today adopted in plenary session the Directive on the transparency and comparability of payment account fees, payment account switching and access to a basic payment account.
IP/14/436  14-04-2014 - Co-ordinated enforcement action leads to greater compliance with Consumer Rights on travel websites 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 April 2014 In a concerted action by national consumer authorities co-ordinated by the European Commission an astonishing 382 out of 552 websites checked in 2013 did not respect European consumer law.
MEMO/14/292  14-04-2014 - Questions & answers – Sweep on travel services 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 April 2014 Why were websites offering travel services selected for this sweep? The online booking of air travel and hotels is increasingly popular among European consumers. In 2012, 32% of European consumers with internet access made such online bookings.
STATEMENT/14/111  07-04-2014 - Commissioner Neven Mimica pays tribute to Malcolm Harbour and his dedication to supporting consumers in Europe 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 7 April 2014 Commissioner Mimica was unable to attend the final session of the European Parliament's Committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection to be chaired by Malcolm Harbour, but made the following statement: "Malcolm has been one of the central figures in developing European consumer...
STATEMENT/14/93  02-04-2014 - Commissioner Mimica welcomes the EP Plenary vote on medical devices and in vitro diagnostics 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 2 April 2014 “I welcome today’s plenary vote in the European Parliament on medical devices and in vitro diagnostics medical devices. I would also like to thank the rapporteurs – Dagmar Roth-Behrendt and Peter Liese – for their determination, commitment and the sense of urgency they have demonstrated...
IP/14/353  01-04-2014 - EU Consumer Summit 2014: Ensuring that consumers reap the benefits of the digital economy 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 1 April 2014 Completing the digital single market would benefit EU consumers by on average €400 a year, some €200 billion Europe wide. The digital economy brings real benefits for consumers, but it also raises important questions about consumers’ rights online.
IP/14/351  31-03-2014 - EU supporting consumers in their day-to-day life – for just 5 cents 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 March 2014 For just 5 cents per citizen a year, the European Union's consumer programme helps to help citizens fully enjoy their consumer rights and actively participate in the Single Market. The total budget for the programme is €188.8 million for 2014-2020.
MEMO/14/250  31-03-2014 - Questions and Answers: Consumer Programme 2014-2020 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 March 2014 Why do we need a Consumer Programme at EU level? Consumer spending accounts for 56% of the European Union's GDP. More than ever, well-informed and knowledgeable consumers can drive innovation and growth by demanding value, quality and service.
IP/14/311  25-03-2014 - Pushing for consumer safety. 10th anniversary of Europe’s Rapid alert system on dangerous products 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 March 2014 For 10 years the EU Rapid Information system (RAPEX) has been guarding European consumers against un-safe non-food products. In 2013 a total of 2,364 measures were taken by EU Member States.
MEMO/14/214  25-03-2014 - RAPEX in 2013 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 March 2014 RAPEX in 2013 1. What is RAPEX? RAPEX is the European rapid alert system for dangerous products. It ensures that information about dangerous products withdrawn from the market and/or recalled from consumers anywhere in Europe is quickly circulated between Member States and the...