The Consumers' Association has compared the prices of sixteen types of children's car seats in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. In twelve cases the car seats were most expensive in Iceland and in some cases the price difference is substantial.
Europe's 500 million citizens should get the same benefits from their consumer rights if they shop at home, in another European Union country or on-line in Europe. Today the European Commission has started a consultation with consumers, consumer protection organisations and business to see how best to strengthen consumer protection across borders.
EuroBasket 2013 will take place in Slovenia from 4th till 22nd of September. The tournament will be held in four different cities in Slovenia: Ljubljana, Jesenice, Celje and Koper. On this occasion ECC-Slovenia has prepared a guide for consumers "Be a Smart Consumer during EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia", which is available on-line here.
How does Europe help if something goes wrong on my holiday?
Vice-President Viviane Reding: The EU has rules that date from 1990 on booking pre-arranged package holidays. These rules protect consumers by making sure, for example, that holidaymakers will always get home even if a tour operator goes bust.