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New EU rules on labelling of tyres [EU Legislation in Progress] [Policy Podcast]

On 17 May 2018, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new regulation on the labelling of tyres for the purposes of fuel efficiency, safety, and noise reduction. This would repeal and replace the 2009 Tyre Labelling Regulation (TLR), while maintaining and reinforcing most of its key provisions. Continue reading

Consumer protection in the EU: Policy overview

Written by Jana Valant The final consumption expenditure of households currently accounts for 57% of EU gross domestic product. A single market that serves consumers well is therefore an important element to stimulating Europe’s economic growth. The Council Resolution of 14 April 1975 on a preliminary programme of the European Economic Community for a consumer … Continue reading

Medicinal products in the European Union: The legal framework for medicines for human use

Written by Nicole Scholz A high level of protection for human health is a central objective of European Union (EU) public health policy. To guarantee this objective, high standards of quality and safety for medicinal products are essential. Although pharmaceuticals are primarily regulated at the national level by the Member States, there is a large body of EU legislation … Continue reading

Ensuring Europe’s parents can rely on the safety of toys

Written by Jana Valant As consumers embark on the annual Christmas shopping spree they should be aware of the potential health or safety hazards for children that may be concealed in dangerous toys on the market. Toy safety is vital for consumers’ trust in the European Union’s toy industry – which currently generates about €5.8 billion per year. To … Continue reading

Appliances burning gaseous fuels : Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

Written by Alina-Alexandra Georgescu and Alison Davies This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal. This is a proposal to replace the Gas Appliances Directive 2009/142/EC (GAD) of 30 November 2009, which aims to permit the free movement of appliances and fittings burning … Continue reading

Sécurité des consommateurs renforcée

5 language versions available in PDF format Gestärkte Verbrauchersicherheit Refuerzo de la seguridad de los consumidores Sicurezza dei consumatori rafforzata Lepsza ochrona konsumentów Sécurité des consommateurs renforcée La sécurité des produits constitue une condition nécessaire à la libre circulation des produits dans l’Union européenne (UE). Elle est indispensable pour assurer la protection des consommateurs et … Continue reading

Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package

The Ex-Ante Impact Assessment unit of EPRS has recently produced, at the request of the IMCO Committee, two papers in relation to the ‘Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package’, which was adopted by the European Commission in February 2013. A ‘health check’ on the Commission’s Impact Assessment This detailed appraisal analyses two aspects of the … Continue reading

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