28 September 2021
Six years after Dieselgate scandal broke, consumer authorities finally jointly call on VW to compensate consumers
According to a statement today from the Consumer Protection Cooperation Network (CPC) authorities, Volkswagen has been asked to offer “appropriate solutions” to consumers who are currently in court against the car manufacturer and to end legal proceedings.
12 July 2021
Consumer groups file complaint against WhatsApp for unfairly pressuring users to accept its new policies
27 January 2021
Following nearly 25,000 complaints from European consumers, BEUC and its members have submitted a complaint about Nintendo to the European Commission and national consumer protection authorities for systematic problems with the functionality of the Nintendo Switch console.
Our work areas
Besides our efforts to improve laws, their enforcement and providing redress when they are breached are also focal points of our work. National enforcement authorities need adequate powers to investigate and stop infringements, while they should cooperate among themselves and with consumer associations to ensure coherent enforcement of consumer rights throughout the EU.
If consumers are harmed, various redress tools, including independent Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and effective Collective Redress procedures, should be available for consumers to obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. Our work has recently expanded to cover EU competition policy where the EU can take action against monopolies in the market which harm consumer choice
- Collective Redress procedures have to be available and efficient in all Member States
- Consumers being able to rely on independent ADR bodies, available in all sectors with common adherence of business
- Enforcement stepped up throughout the EU
- Encouraging the EU to continue to be a strong player in competition policy