The Annual Report provides a clear picture on how the Commission monitored and enforced European Union law in 2015 and the Single Market Scoreboard reveals that barriers to the free movement of persons, services, goods and capital in the EU are being eliminated in most areas. The constructive compliance dialogue between the Commission and Member States increasingly leads to compliance issues being resolved without the need to resort to formal procedures.
At the same time, in some fields the situation is stalling or even worsening, new barriers are being erected, and the Single Market needs to adapt to reflect new realities: innovative ideas and new business models must find their place, too.
Car rental companies improve treatment of consumers
Did you ever book a car online and find out you had to pay more when you get to the rental desk? Last year, this was the case of 2,000 consumers in Europe, who reported these issues to the European Consumer Centres, which help consumers when they travel or buy cross border.
Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers
The European Commission tabled a package of measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU.
Toys and clothing top the list of dangerous products detected in 2015
The European Commission published new figures today showing that, in 2015, more than 2,000 dangerous products triggered EU-wide alerts. A key challenge is the increasing share of products bought online from outside the EU.
General register of passengers by plane
The new directive regulating the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data in the EU for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime was approved by Parliament. It will oblige airlines to hand national authorities passengers' data for all flights from third ...
12 tips before buying a car
Whether searching for a particular model, for better value for money, or simply for more choice, many EU consumers looking to buy a car decide to go bargain-hunting in another EU Member State. What may seem like a simple transaction at first sight can leave consumers feeling as if they are running an obstacle course.