What Sort of Europe Do Consumers Want?
(2005) 15 Consumer Policy Review 169-174
Posted: 30 Nov 2014
Date Written: 2005
This article notes a trend on European consumer law away from minimal harmonisation towards maximum harmonisation, which would prevent Member States maintaining or introducing any more protective rules. This has been reflected in the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, which this article criticises, especially for failing to include a safeguard clause. The trend towards maximum harmonisation should cause us to reflect more deeply on what sort of consumer policy Europe should adopt.
Keywords: Consumer law, European law, unfair commercial practices, harmonizaion
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