Contaminated meat scandal exposes Germany’s food safety flaws

By |oktober 15th, 2019|Agrifood, consumer protection, Essen, European Food Safety Authority, foodstuffs, Foodwatch, Germany, meat production, News, Nutrition and health|

Three people died because bacteria-contaminated food from a meat producer was sold on the European market. Although the authorities knew about the bacterial discovery, the company was only closed after two weeks. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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No colour-coded Nutri-Score for Nestlé in Germany

By |junij 27th, 2019|consumer protection, consumer protection experts, foodstuffs, Foodwatch, Germany, Julia Klöckner, Nestle, News, nutri-score, Nutrition and health|

Nestlé's plans to introduce a Nutri-Score for its products across Europe have been blocked in Germany, which lacks a legal framework for colour-coded food labels. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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‘Channel of dirt’: Jourová describes her Facebook experience

By |september 20th, 2018|Airbnb, consumer protection, data protection, Facebook, News, Věra Jourová|

Facebook came in for heavy criticism on Thursday (20 September), as EU justice chief Věra Jourová shone a light on her own Facebook experience as well as the issue of the tech giant's non-compliance with EU consumer rules.

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Nothing wrong with genome editing in agriculture

By |julij 27th, 2018|agricultural innovation, consumer protection, consumer safety, crops, EU court of Justice, fruit and vegetables, GMOs, mutagenesis, News|

While some may see the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the EU that states that organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are therefore subject to obligations laid down by the GMO directive as a win for consumers, the reality is just the...

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Commission says Airbnb breaches EU consumer rules, must fall into line

By |julij 16th, 2018|Airbnb, Competition policy, consumer protection, News, Věra Jourová|

The European Union told Airbnb yesterday (16 July) to bring its terms and conditions into line with the bloc's consumer rules or face action by national consumer agencies, after a review of the short-term rental platform found some violations.

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Tech industry and consumer watchdogs at odds over robot liability

By |maj 7th, 2018|artificial intelligence, consumer protection, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Holger Kunze, Insurance, liability, Mady Delvaux, Monique Goyens, News, robotics, Robots|

Tech industry groups and consumer watchdogs are at odds over whether the European Commission should overhaul the bloc’s legislation on product liability to cover robots and artificial intelligence.

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EU clears path for collective law suits

By |april 11th, 2018|class action, collective redress, consumer protection, dieselgate, Facebook, Max Schrems, Monique Goyens, News, Věra Jourová, Volkswagen|

Consumers will be able to sue companies in collective action lawsuits spanning multiple EU countries, under a new European Commission proposal.

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Fidget spinners named on EU danger list

By |marec 13th, 2018|China, consumer protection, News, product safety, Rapid Alert System, toys, Věra Jourová|

Despite becoming a common sight on playgrounds around the world and even in the workplace, fidget spinners have been included on an EU list of dangerous products, as toys ended up posing the most risk in 2017.

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Consumer watchdogs want fines against Twitter and Facebook for breaking EU rules

By |februar 15th, 2018|consumer protection, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Facebook, Google, News, online platforms, social media, Twitter, Věra Jourová|

Consumer watchdogs have called for the European Commission to introduce a minimum fine against companies that break EU rules, after Facebook and Twitter failed to reform their user terms.

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EU Kebab-ban? All smoke and no roast

By |december 12th, 2017|consumer protection, EU food and consumers policy, Food safety, Health, kebab, Meat, News, phosphate|

An objection aimed at banning phosphate from kebab meat, to be voted in the European Parliament on Tuesday (12 December), has started a Europe-wide controversy, fuelled by the EPP group and fake news. EURACTIV France reports.

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