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Commission works with European consumer authorities to better enforce consumer rights in the car rental sector

Five major car rental companies have agreed to significantly review how they treat consumers thanks to a joint action from the European Commission and national enforcement authorities. Citizens will benefit from more clarity on insurance policies and tank refuelling options, more fairness when handling damages, and more price transparency. Complaints related to car rentals received by the European Consumer Centres have increased sharply in the last two years.

The European Consumer Centres Network turns 10!

2015 marks the 10 years anniversary of the network of European Consumer Centres established in all 28 Member States of the EU, Norway and Iceland and co-funded by the EU consumer Programme. Over the last 10 years, ECCs received more than 650,000 requests for information about their EU consumer rights - up 30 % between 2012 and 2014, and assisted about 300,000 consumers to deal with specific complaints relating to a cross border purchase– up 16 % in the same period. More than two thirds of these complaints could be resolved in an amicable manner between consumers and traders. Here you can find the "The ECC-Net Anniversary Report 2005-2015".

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The fake wedding gift

A Polish consumer bought a sculpture offered on the Internet by a Dutch dealer as a work of the Dutch artist from the eighteenth century. He paid for it 9,000 euros, the sculpture was a wedding gift for his son. Art was consumer’s hobby. That is why after the delivery, he noticed that the sculpture has characteristics indicating that someone had forged it.

The sailor at sea without luggage

Consumer - a sailor working for international shipping companies, in order to get to the ship on which he was to spend six months, he traveled with German airlines. The carrier lost his luggage. It contained a lot of new things for the next half of year stay in the open sea. The consumer boarded the ship without it. After about 2 months, it turned out that the luggage couldn’t be found.

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