Happy New Year from BEUC!

Find out how BEUC made your life easier in 2015

Where turkey and other fresh meat comes from is no longer a mystery.
On 1 April 2015, country of origin labelling became compulsory for fresh meat such as pork, goat and poultry. That’s good news for the 90% of consumers who want to know where their meat came from.

With energy-saving boilers, your heating costs will drop.
Water and space heaters such as boilers on the market after 26 September 2015 use less energy. That’s a win-win for both your wallet and the environment.

You’re now a click away from avoiding counterfeit drugs.
Since 1 July 2015, all online pharmacies legally operating in Europe display a green logo. Next time you order painkillers or weight loss drugs online from a pharmacy displaying the logo, you can rest assured they will be of good quality and rightly dosed.

2016 will be full of nice surprises too…

Having a bank account will be a right, not a privilege.
As of March 2016, opening a bank account, using a payment card and withdrawing cash from an ATM will become a right for every European citizen.

‘How safe is my medicine?’ will have an easy answer.
As of May 2016, you will be able to access easy-to-understand information on clinical trials results through an online database.

You won’t have to think twice about mobile costs when you’re abroad.
As of May 2016, using your phone when travelling abroad will become 75% cheaper than today.

Fats, sugars, proteins… Processed foods and drinks will always display such levels.
By next Christmas, it will be easier to compare the nutrients of similar products thanks to mandatory labels. All the information (energy, fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein, salt) will be on the back of the pack, per 100g or ml.