IP/14/877  24-07-2014 - Commission publishes encouraging second round of EU-wide test results for horse meat DNA in beef products: measures to fight food fraud are working 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 24 July 2014 Commission A second round of coordinated pan-European testing for horse meat DNA in beef products was launched in April this year. This testing was a follow-up to the exercise carried out in 2013 in the wake of the horse meat crisis, where 4.6%...
STATEMENT/14/237  23-07-2014 - The right to a basic bank account for all European citizens: Commission welcomes Council adoption 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by the EU’s Council of Ministers of the Directive on the transparency and comparability of payment account fees, payment account switching and access to a basic payment account The Directive will foster the creation of a...
IP/14/847  18-07-2014 - In-app purchases: Joint action by the European Commission and Member States is leading to better protection for consumers in online games 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 July 2014 Following a large number of complaints in EU countries concerning in-app purchases in online games and in particular inadvertent purchases by children, national authorities joined forces with the European Commission to find solutions.
IP/14/778  07-07-2014 - Better enforcing consumer rights: Towards a true Single Market for Consumers 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 July 2014 Speaking today in Rome, Commissioner for Consumer Policy Neven Mimica sets out his views as to the need for greater co-operation in enforcing consumer rights across the Single market. “Strict enforcement is key.
IP/14/756  30-06-2014 - Market conditions for consumers continue to improve 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 June 2014 There is an improved performance across all consumer markets finds the 10th Consumer Markets Scoreboard published today. This improvement is particularly marked for goods markets, while services continue to be the main sources of dissatisfaction.
IP/14/699  20-06-2014 - Restoring confidence in medical devices. Action Plan after the PIP scandal tightened control in Europe 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 June 2014 Today, the EPSCO Council has discussed the joint actions taken by the European Commission and the Member States to restore confidence following the scandal of defective breast implants produced by the French PIP company.
MEMO/14/431  18-06-2014 - Council of Employment, Social Policy and Health Ministers, 19 -20 June 2014, Luxembourg 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 June 2014 The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg. Key employment and social issues under discussion will be this year's draft Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs), the endorsement of a report on...
IP/14/677  13-06-2014 - Working together for safe products: International Product Safety Week 2014 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 June 2014 Every 2 years, policy makers, industry, consumer organisations and many others from across the world gather to discuss how to cooperate in order to reinforce product safety.
MEMO/14/365  20-05-2014 - Holiday season: useful tips for a worry-free summer 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 May 2014 With the holiday season already starting and millions of Europeans planning trips across the continent and beyond, here are a few tips on what to do when faced with a problem.
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.