What Sort of Europe Do Consumers Want?

(2005) 15 Consumer Policy Review 169-174

Posted: 30 Nov 2014

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Geraint Howells

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - School of Law

Christian Twigg-Flesner

University of Warwick - School of Law

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Howells, Geraint and Twigg-Flesner, Christian, What Sort of Europe Do Consumers Want? (2005). (2005) 15 Consumer Policy Review 169-174. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2531929

Geraint Howells (Contact Author)

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - School of Law ( email )

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Kowloon, Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong

Christian Twigg-Flesner

University of Warwick - School of Law ( email )

Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry CV4 7AL, CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/people/Christian_Twigg-Flesner

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