Is “better regulation” already affecting consumer safety?

After laudable progress in 2014, and despite strong support from Member States, the Juncker Commission appears to be stalling on the regulation of tattoo inks. ANEC must express its greatest disappointment at this change in political will.

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Standards in the Digital Single Market

Digital Technologies have a considerable impact on the lives of consumers, ranging from on-line shopping to e-government & e-voting. Although ANEC welcomes the focus on interoperability in the EC’s initiative on the Digital Single Market (DSM) adopted today, we regret its integrated standards plan will not seek increased consumer protection across borders.

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New safety standard for domestic trampolines

ANEC welcomes publication of the European safety standard EN 71-14  for trampolines used in private gardens. We urge parents and other family members to buy only trampolines that comply with this standard.

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ANEC addressed the consumer view on functionalities and interoperability of smart metering systems at the Citizens' Energy Forum on 12-13 March 2015 in London. Every year, the London Forum brings together a wide range of stakeholders to exchange on consumer perspectives. This year, ANEC stressed its key concerns and advised what needs to happen to help engage consumers in the European energy market.

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