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The Contribution of EU Directives to the Objective of Consumer Protection

Annalies Azzopardi

University of Malta - Department of Law; Mamo TCV Advocates; University of Birmingham

October 2012

ELSA Malta Law Review, Vol. 2, 2012

This paper examines the techniques used by European Union directives in order to protect the consumer. After a brief introduction to consumer legislation within the European Union, these techniques will be examined in turn, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages. This paper ends analyzing the contribution of the European Union consumer protection directives, and the techniques employed as a whole in order to determine whether they are effective in protecting the consumer in the single market.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 33

Keywords: European consumer law, consumer protection, consumer directives, methods of protection of consumer, techniques used

JEL Classification: K00, K12, K13, K30

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Date posted: January 2, 2013  

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Azzopardi, Annalies, The Contribution of EU Directives to the Objective of Consumer Protection (October 2012). ELSA Malta Law Review, Vol. 2, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2195451

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Annalies Azzopardi (Contact Author)
University of Malta - Department of Law ( email )
Faculty of Laws
Msida, MSD2080
Mamo TCV Advocates ( email )
Palazzo Pietro Stiges
103, Strait Street
Valletta, VLT 1436
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom
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