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The European Commission (EC) has proposed new deal for consumers aiming to improve consumer protection.

This Proposal specifies consumer rules that can be used in protecting the online world. This Proposal is composed of the following initiatives:

  • A proposal to amend Council Directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts, Directive on consumer protection in the indication of the prices of products offered to consumers, Directive concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices and Directive on consumer rights. This proposal’s aim is to ensure better enforcement and to modernize EU consumer protection rules, considering digital developments;
  • A proposal on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing the Injunctions Directive 2009/22/EC. This proposal aims to improve tools for stopping illegal practices and facilitating redress for consumers where many of them are victims of the same infringement of their rights, in a mass harm situation.

This proposal was released on April 11, 2018.