Consumer websites screened across the EU show that many consumers face unclear information on prices and discounts when buying online.
The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Telefónica Deutschland alleging the company breached commitments it offered to secure the Commission’s approval under the EU Merger Regulation of its acquisition of E-Plus in 2014.
The new rules on fairness and transparency for digital platforms and App stores (like Amazon, Google or eBay) will end unfair practices and ensure a fair and transparent online environment for businesses using online platforms. Members of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee today approved the agreement that was reached last week with the Council.
Citizens’ needs and concerns were the focus of the debate on the digital revolution at the February plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which reaffirmed that the “human in command” principle should always be endorsed.
The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee approved new rules to strengthen consumer rights and facilitate cross-border trade in the EU.
The EU is introducing new rules offering businesses a more transparent, fair and predictable online platform environment, as well as an efficient system for seeking redress. Member states’ ambassadors meeting in Coreper today endorsed the provisional agreement reached on 13 February with the European Parliament on a draft regulation that addresses relations between online platforms and businesses that conduct their business through them.